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a form of football played between two teams of 11 players, in which the ball may be advanced by kicking or by bouncing it off any part of the body but the arms and hands, except in the case of the goalkeepers, who may use their hands to catch, carry, throw, or stop the ball.

It seems to me that there are more people bashing people who bash soccer, than there are people who bash soccer on this page.
I dont understand why some people feel the need to compare soccer with American Football. Each sport requires unique skills. Soccer requires alot of stamina, American Football is more Strength/speed oriented. Some people even went as far to say that Soccer players endure more pain, and that the sport is tougher than American Football. I have spoken with many people who have played both sports(some of which liked soccer better) and even they will laugh at the idea that soccer is as tough as Football. Im also pretty sure that most of the 'American Football' bashers have never actually played the game, some of them even point out Americans should not bash soccer untill they have played. In light of the fact that Soccer is the most popular sport in the world i can imagine that a larger percentige of Americans who prefer American Football have actually played both sports than the percentige of Soccer fans who have played (American)football, especially considering the fact that it is more difficult to find a Football(American) league in other countries than it is to find a Soccer league in America. In light of all this i suggest these people look up the definition for hypocrite.

Id also like to adress the people who claim America to be ignorant of other countries sports to look at their own country and see how popular American football is. Because in the United states soccer is a widely played sport, and it is obvious to me that other countries are just as, if not more ignorant to American Football, than America is to soccer.

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world.
by mike11221 December 20, 2006
A game where the will of other men continually test your foundations, and the conviction with which you attain goals.
"I just don't have the energy to play soccer, dad."
"Well son--do you want to live life? Or let it live you?"
by Rich June 24, 2006
A fun sport. Also known as Football. Seems theres always an argument between soccer players and American Football players, doesn't make much sense.

Lazy fuck: Hey look at me, I'm a lazy fuck that has nothing better to do than sit on my ass and make fun of things I know nothing about!

About that... You say that we no nothing about a sport, while, chances are, you dont know anything about American football if you think it requires no skill, yet openly bash it too everyone. Good work, you just made a fool of yourself.
Soccer is a fun sport. So is Football.
by Lukish April 30, 2006
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. Its played by overpaid sissy men on a field you could land a 747 on. The goalies defend a net you could park a semi trailer in which is the hardest job on the field. Sometimes goalies are expected to stop in excess of three shots per game.

The most frequently used strategy in soccer involves lying on the the field and writhing around and crying at the smallest semblance of physical contact. Often times when no contact has even occurred but the refs weren't looking. This will get you a free shot that will probably miss the net anyways because hitting a 40 foot wide net is somehow hard.
Sure soccer players can run for extended periods of time as if that is supposed to get me to respect them. Who cares? They should try playing ice hockey where you have to skate the whole time with a lot of equipment on and can't run out of bounds like the girly soccer players. In fact I defy any soccer player to willingly jump in front of a 110 mph shot.

Soccer is also a convenient excuse to display cultural and racial intolerance in the form of riots and murder. Property damage is also usually on display before during and after a soccer match.

Because if watching a 4 hour game that ends in a 0-0 tie with 4 shots on goal between teams doesn't make you want to trample children and throw Molotov's at the police I don't know what will.

But as long as they can run around for extended periods of time most of Europeans will love it.
Jesus that soccer match sure was boring. I fell asleep halfway through because it's just a bunch of guys running around not doing anything. But at least it picked up with the post game race riot.
by Hartford A. Thickewhistle October 10, 2013
Soccer, or futbol, is the worlds largest sport. It requires an extreme amount of skill and natural talent. Usually made fun of by American Football players, when in reality, the sport "American Football" is only a fraction of the size of futbol. It is also proven that to become a professional soccer player, it takes twice the amount of practice compared to an American Football player, you also need a high amount of athleticism, unlike "American Football". This sport is commemorated every 4 years with a "World Cup".
An example of the highly skilled game soccer, people should check out is the Barclay's Premier League
by Willy S June 19, 2013
To play soccer means to smoke cannabis; it is the newest slang term for marijuana.
Yesterday night, me and my friends went out back and played soccer.
by TheOneWhoDidnt December 15, 2012
The American word for football because they have to have different words for everything.
Of course, this may confuse some Americans because they also have a sport called football, but their football different.
American football=I have no idea but I think it is some form of rugby.
Rugby=a vile sport.

Of course this is written by a girl and girls don't know anything, obviously. I'm just a mere female creature of this Earth. My opinion doesn't count. Don't listen to me. Listen to some smelly, sweaty guy with a six pack.
He'll know.
Of course he will.

Why wouldn't he? He is a boy after all. Far superior. Girls are good for nothing.

Bob: He, douchebag! Check out my new pants!
Person: Uh, hi. No thank you.
Bob: AW don't be a douchebag! Hey, wanna play some football?
Person: (Takes out a football) Yeah, sure.
Bob: NOT SOCCER, YOU DOUCHEBAG! FOOTBALL! Now get me some peanut butter and jelly.
by cjsparrow August 05, 2012