Ironically we are the only country that calls it by its original name.
The English organized the sport and they first spread it to their former english speaking colonies as “soccer” which was slang for “Association Football” but when they further spread the sport to the rest of the world…they dropped the Association, which is where “Soccer” came from, and only called it Football.
Say Soccer with an English accent and it will make more sense!
With “Soccer” being reserved for that sport, and the name Football available as it had not been spread to the rest of the world yet, Americans invented an offspring sport of soccer + rugby and called it Football.
Also, Canada and Australia rejected the sport- Canada put it on ice and Australia created Australian Rules Football.
I wonder why ONLY the British colonized Cultures were allowed to create sports. Yes, soccer was organized in England.
Tell me a popular sport, on the World Scale, that wasn’t created in the UK, USA, Canada or Australia.
I wish you folks could field a men’s soccer team…currently i think the WVU men are ranked #4 and are not even the highest ranked men’s soccer team in the state of West Virginia. Marshall is currently ranked #1 and im hoping that WVU can climb to #2 when we play the Herd on October 18th.
Rest of the world doesn’t know what soccer is. It’s football fittingly since it’s kicked using feet.
Here we play a variation of rugby.
Call it Rugball.
And for its origins in England, pretty sure that take is an Anglized version, like most things out there. There were probably many people kicking roundish things for sport in many continents long before they became “colonized”