Soccer vs. football in American sports culture

A lot of people ask me why soccer isn’t more popular in America. I have collected some materials on that but recently came a cross another comment that I found really interesting:

“Soccer is what kids do until their fathers can convince their mothers that they wont get hurt playing football. I respect the sport and the athletes, but it is never going to be big here.”

This statement (from a guy on a football web site) shows the relationship between the two sports in America. Soccer is just not considered as masculine as football.

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