Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, boasting a widespread fan base that spans the entire
globe. There are always a lot of great games coming up in the near future, so soccer fans are always awaiting the next huge
matchup featuring a variety of teams at a multitude of levels. The Major League Soccer playoffs will run through November
and into December when they come to a head for the MLS Cup on December 7th. The two best teams in the United States' most
prominent soccer league will lock horns on the field and see who will be crowned the champion of the league when it is all
said and done. Attending that game is something that any fan of Major League Soccer would enjoy.
While the MLS Cup is
certainly a big deal for soccer fans in the United States, 2014 features soccer's biggest global event, the World Cup, a prestigious,
month-long soccer tournament that is held every four years and considered the cream of the crop as far as soccer tournaments
go. This event, featuring all of the best national soccer teams on the planet, will be held from June 12th to July 13th. The
2014 World Cup will be the 20th occurrence of this prestigious soccer tournament.
When it's all said and done at the
World Cup, only one team will be left standing on the summit of the soccer world, basking in the glory of being known as the
best soccer team on Earth. This is the kind of event that every young soccer player dreams of partaking in, but only a special
few make it to the highest of levels in the sport. Everyone's emotions are running high for the month or so that this event
is being played, from the players and coaches to the fans at home and watching live in the stadium.
origins of soccer, a sport known as football outside of the United States of America, can be traced back to ancient Greece
and Rome, where sporting competition was revered and enjoyed a great deal. The game's current rules are based largely on a
set of laws known as the Cambridge Rules, which first came into use in 1848. Though these rules were not universally adopted,
many prestigious European Universities agreed to put them in place for their matches. The first comprehensive set of rules
were produced by a group known as The Football Association in 1863. In 1914 the Fedederation Internationale de Football Association
(FIFA) was formed to govern all international matches in the sport. In 1930 FIFA started the World Cup, a tournament that
featured the best national teams from all across the globe. The World Cup has grown into what many sports fans consider to
be the most popular and revered sporting event in the world. The tournament is held every four years and features the 32 best
national teams in the sport.
Life as a Fan
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, boasting a fan
base than spans the entire globe. Most fans grow up playing the game of soccer from a very young age, and it is so loved in
many countries due to how easy it is to organize a game in comparison to other sports. Soccer fans can be found all over the
globe, and their passion is incredible no matter where they hail from. To be a soccer fan is often to live, eat and breathe
the sport. Learning the intricacies of soccer is something that takes a long time to master, but only adds to one's appreciation
of the game.
Introducing New Fans
If you're not familiar with the game of soccer, grasping the basics
of the sport is not a huge challenge. However, getting to know all the best players and best teams in the world might present
a bigger hurdle, as there are a number of major leagues across the globe that house the best of the best. But that's really
half the fun anyway. Attending a game in person will quickly show the passion of soccer fans, a fervor that is unparalleled
by fans of any other sport. Seeing a match in person for the first time is an incredible experience, one that a new fan will
certainly remember for their rest of their lives.
Attending a soccer match is an experience
that any sports fan should experience at least once, and once they do that they're likely to return to the stadium to witness
more action from the stands. There's nothing that compares to the passion and dedication that you'll find in the stands of
the stadium during an anticipated matchup, because that's when you'll see the sport played at the highest of levels. Soccer
is the most popular sport in the world for a reason, and something that becomes apparent when you catch a glimpse of the game