So there is often this question of, why is the score of most soccer games so low? Other sports have higher scoring games such as football, basketball, and baseball. Could it be because of the amount of players on the field? Could it be because soccer players use their feet? Either one of these could be the reasoning behind low scoring games. Reasoning isn’t that important to most people, but it seems like a question that often gets asked.
Is this really a serious question though? Some think it is and have defended it for a while now.
A soccer team is consisted of 11 players as stated before and they are on a field that is at least 60 yards by 100 yards. Winning a game depends on the team scoring more goals than the opposing team. Engaging in this act of scoring is very difficult. Some people just have the natural ability to put the ball in the back of the net like Thierry Henry. Others have to work on power, finesse, and placement of the ball before they can have that natural talent. Many reasons for not being able to score are based on the fact that the ball has to pass through 10 other players before they can get to the goal. Efforts have to be made by the entire team to score, starting with the defense and all the way up to forwards.
Being on a team that cannot score can be very frustrating sometimes. Especially since it takes goal to win a game. Concepts like this are so simple, but we often forget them when we get caught up in the game. Any player will tell you that playing in a scoreless game is very tiresome because it feels like nothing is being accomplished. Unfortunately, there are many games that end scoreless for both teams and this is seen as an even game. Sometimes the games are one-sided but the teams either cannot score or one team is mainly defensive and will not let in a goal. Eventually, the true winners will emerge throughout the season though.
Of course there are games where there are complete blow outs and teams win 8-0 or even more. Facing games like these can either be fun or depressing depending on which team a person is on.
Goals can be tough to score because of many reasons. Once a person get the hang of scoring, it’s hard to stop. Also, they will always seek to score more and more. Learning how to correctly and accurately score is the first step. So, scoring can be difficult because of the amount of players on the field and the fact that players use their feet, but whatever the reason, soccer is awesome because of beautiful goals.
“The goalkeeper is the jewel in the crown and getting at him should be almost impossible. It’s the biggest sin in football to make him do any work.”