How Soccer Is Changing To Appeal To American Sports Fans

Despite strong growth over the past few decades, soccer remains a niche sport in the United States, falling far behind the sports of football, baseball, basketball and even hockey in popularity.

Soccer leaders are listening, and recently proposed rule changes to make the sport more appealing to American sports fans. Do you agree with these proposals? Let your favorite soccer teams know!

 

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Two-Man Spin Tackle

Here two players are preparing to tackle the opponent with the ball. One player target the upper body while his teammate crashed into the lower body. The idea is to get the opponent’s body spinning so fast he flies out of the stadium.

 

 

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Wall of Shame Penalty Kick

Players are lined up while opponents reveal deep secrets about them. The goal is to anger the players in the Wall of Shame so much, they break ranks, allowing the penalty kicker a better chance of scoring a goal.

 

 

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Drone Balls

Soccer balls will be equipped with small drones which will lift it high above the stadium, dropped at random times and even into the crowd of drunken soccer hooligans.

 

 

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Space And Time Mind Control

Here a player is shown using mind control to freeze the action so he can trap the ball and speed down the field.

 

 

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Tiger Traps

Similar to the Roman gladiators of yore, Tiger Traps are underground traps that open randomly during game play. Players falling into the traps face tigers who have been starved for 1 week before the match.

 

 

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Spike Balls

Here you can see a player wince as a Spike Ball hits his body. Spike balls feature sharp iron spikes that jut out from the ball when it rises above two feet off the ground.

 

 

 


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