Originally Posted by IslandRed
Maybe, but when I look at the world's best soccer players, they usually don't have NFL or NBA bodies.
When I watch Germany I think they all look like they could play in the NFL. They don't have lineman bodies, but a lot of the top soccer players have receiver or RB bodies. Ronaldo could play football, Lionel Messi maybe not.
Someone said that kids play soccer more than any other sport, but this is more suburban white kids. I don't think a lot urban kids are playing soccer.
If soccer were 2nd or 3rd, then we'd produce enough players to compete with the international powers. The problem is soccer is more like 4th or 5th, and maybe even lower in areas where a high percentage of great american athletes reside.