Okay, starting watching a bit of World Cup soccer. Enjoying it more than I thought, but here are some issues about why I think it'll never catch on in the US at the highest level. 1. It is primarily a defensive game. it's far too easy to sit on a 1-0 lead, even if you're a man down. 2. All the diving and whining every time someone goes near you. There should be an enforced diving penalty. 3. The yellow card/red card thing has to go. "If you do something bad I will wave a small, yellow card in your general direction. I may write your name on it or something." 4. There simply are not enough "oohhhh" moments. I keep hearing about how dominant certain players are, and they get to exhibit this once or twice a game. 5. The camera distance presents an obstacle to seeing all the moves and jukes of the players that make the game interesting. (but the camera work this time around seems a bit better than I've seen it before). 6. The best players aren't American. I realize I'm missing most/all of the subtle points that make enthusiasts love the sport.