Soccer is socialism, simple as that. At their peak, professional soccer players are athletes, yes, I agree with that, but to drop a ball on the grass amidst a mob of screaming kids, that is insanity. Soccer, and the popularity thereof, runs in spurts. Parents are caught up in the 'fairness' of soccer, and the obvious lack of any skill needed to play the game. Baseball, softball, lacrosse, hockey, basketball and other real sports require at least rudimentary skills to be fun, while soccer requires only showing up. Every kid gets a trophy for showing up, every kid gets praise for winning, or losing, it really doesn't' matter, 'cause no one keeps score anyway.
This is leading somewhere, honest…socialists, or as they are called in America, Democrats, have been attempting to force our children to be socialists for years now, mainly in the classrooms and gyms of public schools. Dodge ball is gone, picking sides is gone, some want grades gone, and the classes are taught to the lowest common level, stifling the more intelligent among us. This is socialism, equality of outcome, not of opportunity, but the teachers, and the democrats, have been hiding behind other terms. Now, though, a group of teachers comes right out and says that 'capitalism is bad' so we are going to force our politics on the kids. You have to read the whole article, there are quotes in there that will make your head explode!
"This is my favorite: We also discussed our beliefs about our role as teachers in raising political issues with young children. We recognized that children are political beings, actively shaping their social and political understandings of ownership and economic equity — whether we interceded or not. We agreed that we want to take part in shaping the children's understandings from a perspective of social justice. So we decided to take the Legos out of the classroom."