You don’t have to major in the history of soccer in the United States to know that this sport is still far from popular. In comparison to baseball, football or basketball, soccer lies at the bottom of the sporting totem pole. The fact that the United States has had a national soccer team for so long doesn’t mean that they provide superior soccer competition. With the lack of fan support and popularity, there hasn’t been serious national soccer club competition like that of Europe and South America. Soccer was introduced to the Argentines in 1867 and was quickly adopted by the nation.
In the 1996-1997 season, NBA’s Michael Jordan was paid $33,450,000 for the year, or just over $1.06 per second, an outrageous amount of money for a player to play the game he loves to play. He was paid $178,000 a day whether he played or not. There is no doubt that professional athletes are talented, but when Kevin Garnett, who is not even a college graduate, makes over 16 million dollars a year, that becomes a problem. While that may seem outrageous, deliberations over pro athletes salaries are nothing new. When baseball’s Babe Ruth was reportedly asked about earning a larger salary than the United States President Herbert Hoover during the Great Depression in the 1930’s Ruth defended his salary in response, “Why not?
Since soccer is popular, many fans see the striker position as the leader of the team. His teammates are searching him on the field because he is the closest person of the team to the goal from the other team. Most of the time he get the ball from the offensive midfielder, who is the brain of the team with his brilliant ideas how he can play an awesome pass the other teammates can score. Or he gets the ball from the left or right wingers. Most of the time the wingers have to bring the ball into the middle where the striker should score.
Is Diving in Soccer Smart? In soccer, diving or “flopping” is when a player attempts to gain an unfair advantage by going to the ground and possibly faking an injury after having little or no contact, in order for it to appear as a foul. This has existed in the sport since it was first created, and continues to be a problem today. In the 2014 World Cup, Mexico was playing the Netherlands in the round of 16. The Netherlands has made a late comeback and tied up the game with two minutes left in regular time.
Tiger Woods signed with Nike at a young age. Nike endorses many teams to for example the Brazilian National soccer team. Nike is a company like many other company’s found in America but made in a foreign country. But Nike is still one of those few countries who has there official office still in America. Nike first started their foreign affairs in the late 1950’s, early 1960’s but that doesn’t stop them from making billions of dollars a year.
Technological innovation in soccer is inevitable "Some of these findings may sound as though they have come straight out of a sci-fi book, but the reality is they are on our door step, waiting to happen." Tom Savigar, “director of The Future Laboratory at Orange Company” Introduction Soccer also known as football is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players, and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world. It is a football variant played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field, with a goal at each of the short ends. The objective of the game is to score by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal. In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feet to kick the ball into position, occasionally using their torso or head to intercept a ball in midair.
People with completely different ethnic backgrounds come together as one, when playing this beautiful sport. Credibility for this research goes to: (www.historyofsoccer.info) (Winning at All Costs, A Scandalous History of Italian Soccer, a book by John Foot) and, (History of the World cup: 1930-2010. A book by Clemente A. Lisi) Soccer is one of the most popular sports throughout the world. According to (Geno Jezek,) who wrote (History of Soccer), in (2006). “Soccer has a vivid and interesting history in the world of sports.
Messi, playing for FC Barcelona, has scored until today, a total of 205 goals in his career since 2003. Chicharito, playing for Manchester United, has lead the league in most goals in more than one occasion scoring an average of two goals per game. Both Messi and Chicarito are in the starting lineup in their league teams and national teams, winnig various awards each like (in Chicharito’s case), “Goalgetter 2011”, and (in Messi’s case), he was the winner of the Golden ball in the 2009 Worldcup. Although they are both great players, their playing style and techniques is what differences them immediately. Lionel Messi is recognized and compared to the Argentinean, Diego Maradona, one the greatest soccer players of all time next to the Brazilian, Pele.
This year playing football for Springfield is not the same as last year in high school because I’m not as close with the people on my college team. Last year we had so many exciting games being the top team in New York. I specifically remember the game--we played St. Anthony’s to open up the season. I remember that game perfectly like it happened yesterday. St. Anthony’s usually beats us, but it’s a close game every single time.
A famous movie star can receive several millions of dollars for a single film as well as a football player has a one hundred million contract with a certain club. Like every problem, the question about the salary of actors and athletes has its supporters and opponents, but let us dwell on the positive sides of the high payment. It does not worth mentioning that actors and athletes work hard to achieve success in their profession; they have to keep to the standards in everything: shape, weight, fashion, etc. They spend more than 12 hours working on the role in the movie or training in the gym. The most reasonable explanation of the high payment is that these people present not only themselves but the whole country on the international arena in sports and art, so they should be supported and praised as they create the image of their country.