What's the correct term: soccer or football? | The Tylt
What's the correct term: soccer or football?
People hate on the United States calling the sport "soccer" when it's actually a British term. And the U.S. isn't the only country that uses a term other than football. Australia and New Zealand are also countries that use soccer. And other areas like Japan, Southeast Asia, Korea and South Africa have a different name for the most popular sport in the world.
Soccer is a global term and the correct one to use.
Here is an excerpt from Daniel Gooch's rant on Bleacher Report about football vs. soccer:
Why is it that Americans have another sport called football where the players rarely use there foot. Whereas in the english football, the majority of the games are played by kicking the ball with your FOOT...
I can't count the number of times I have been speaking to an American and felt the erge bang their head against the wall so it gets into there head that they are wrong.
If you are an American it is time to put your burger down and change your ways. Ok, you can call 'your' sport football, but when it comes to 'our' football, don't call it soccer!