No flaming allowed I’m old school true blue American big three Football NFL, Baseball and my favorite Basketball. In school as a kid/teen I played soccer. I never felt it was an engaging sport. Sure you get a bunch of running and kicking. And it is inclusive where a tiny weak kids can be a star. But when it all boils down you get a 1-nil win; yippee! This is not so with other team sports. In all other team sports there is a need for extraordinary individuals. Tall, Strong, Impressive hand eye coordination. Even with single sports like golf, they are doing things only a small percentage of people can do. Now on reflection there is some soccer skills in controlling the ball and kicking it into a 8x24 net. But it doesn’t compare to the skills of a Hockey player or a basketball player for example. But what really gets me about soccer is that the majority of games are won due to a penalty kick! The entire game is played and very few scores come in the normal play. The game soccer requires Penalties for wins and that’s not right. Thus it should not be included as an American Major Sport.