We are still about six months away from the start of the World Cup, but ESPN shows the soccer highlights every night on Sportscenter. I am not a soccer fan and just can't get into it, but I know I am in a growing minority because soccer is really catching on here in the U.S.
Soccer is a very popular sport here in the U.S., but nowhere near as popular as it is in Europe. We have some great soccer teams right here in the Tri-State, like the Memorial high school girl's soccer program for instance. Personally, I am not a huge soccer fan and have a hard time watching it because of the complete lack of scoring.
We're having a bit of an 'America's Funniest Home Videos' day here. First there was the incredibly painful faceplant compilation, and now we've got this kid getting smacked right in the face with a soccer ball by his dad.
A soccer player in Venezuela identified as Anderson Fredrick missed a surefire goal from about four yards away when instead of just tapping in the gimme goal, he decided to roar back and blast it like a missile, sending the ball above the crossbar and viewers around the world into hysterics.
Two videos featuring unusual trick plays have been making the Internet rounds this week.
In the first, a high school soccer team in Arkansas fools their opponents by having two players feign a collision, then using that distraction to set up an easy goal.