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Monday, July 10, 2006

Why Americans Ignore Soccer

(1) Low scoring = boring

(2) The officiating sucks. There aren't enough officials on the field, so they don't control the game. Players get away with too many cheap shots and flops. Bad calls also have a greater impact in low scoring sports than high scoring sports.

(3) The player substitution rules are too inflexible.

(4) Nobody wants a game to be decided by penalty kicks. Greater substitution flexibility would allow sudden death overtimes.

We now return to our regular programming.


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