Here’s How You Explain Soccer to American Kids…or American Adults (Video)
So, it’s not news to the rest of the world that the U.S. isn’t exactly up on grown-up soccer. Sure, kids play it when they’re little, but that does nothing to prepare them for group stages, tie-breakers, red cards, etc.
Thankfully, there’s a video for “kids” that teaches the ins and outs of the World Cup in hilariously fast and frank fashion. It’s also probably not a coincidence that the “child” in the video is a perplexed adult that resembles pretty much every American.
Here’s the video:
It doesn’t bother mentioning to us that shoulder-biting is an integral part of the game, but that’s because that tenet of the game is confined to Uruguay. More specifically, confined to the mind of Luis Suarez, who believes that a soccer match without trying to eat someone isn’t really soccer as it was intended to be played.
For a sport with such simple rules, there sure is a lot to learn. Thank goodness for this video.