Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
This is precisely the reason soccer will never be popular in America -- too many players carrying on and crying like babies when a 5'8", 150 lb. defender bumps into them.
A lot of that depends on where it's being played. I've seen a lot of that in Italian matches I've watched, but haven't seen as much in England. Then again, the EPL frowns on that sort of thing more than other leagues. It could also be the reason the Americans don't draw as many cards as other teams do because the American players buy into the American tough guy idea and don't go flopping every time they're hit. Remember McBride's bloody face against Italy? He didn't even go down after that elbow and went about his business like he wasn't even hurt. You hit an Italian player half as hard and he's down on the pitch crying for an ambulance.