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Old 04-03-2012, 02:37 PM
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Why is Football called 'soccer' in the US

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Why is Football called 'soccer' in the US?
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The word soccer came from Association Football, which was the original term given to the game in the 1860s at the elite schools that spawned the sport in England.

The abbreviation “Assoccer”, which became “soccer,” was used by the British upper classes of that period. When the sport was embraced by the less fortunate, the name of “soccer” was passed down. But most commoners used the word “football” to describe their new game.

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And here are the articles in the wikipedia about soccer and football, go through:

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American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone.
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Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. The most popular of these sports worldwide is association football, more commonly known as just "football" or "soccer".
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Why is Football called 'soccer' in the US?
Because unlike the poor underprivileged folks in the third world {you know... Canada, Australia, England}... we have the NFL.
 
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This is just like why we use miles and the rest of the world uses KM hahaha
 
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:59 PM
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there is no such things as "Why whe use miles", u are not 1st
as for me, America is a Native American, you do not.
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The question is not why "Why is Football called 'soccer' in the US" it's why does the rest of the world call soccer football. Don't they know the correct term?
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The question is not why "Why is Football called 'soccer' in the US" it's why does the rest of the world call soccer football. Don't they know the correct term?
You overlook the fact that not everyone is speaking English.
 
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The question is not why "Why is Football called 'soccer' in the US" it's why does the rest of the world call soccer football. Don't they know the correct term?
lol!

Hey now, we spawned the darned game so it would follow suit that we gave it a name also and how others would think our terminology is wrong, beats me

Btw, we use miles also
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Actually it's called Soccer in Australia too despite the best efforts of some newcomers to the country to call it football. We also have Rugby League, Rugby Union and Australian Rules and soccer runs a poor fourth in the number of followers to those other games. It depends which State you were born in which code you follow most closely.
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