Monday, May 01, 2006

Reworking my conclusion....

The game of soccer is a misunderstood step-child in our society. It is seen as a sport that "real men" could never conceiveably play. We pass it off, look past it, and generally push it under the table. But we need to learn what the other countries in the world see. They understand the game at its roots; at its very essence. Soccer is about that moment of connection, the zen-like feeling that only soccer players understand. The moment when they step onto the field and realize that it is no longer simply a person playing a game. It is something much bigger. It is a cultural beacon; a thing so powerful that it can mold people, communities, nations, and in a broader sense, the world.