Very well put. I don't catch that vibe from soccer, but I get the idea. Nice post.I'd say every sport has it's challenges, but my feeling is that the best games in the world are those that are not only challenging, but include a certain style and grace that can turn a simple game into poetry in motion. In my own opinion, baseball and soccer fit that description. There's just something about watching a skilled double play tandem at work or a well-timed bicycle kick on a beautiful cross that sends the ball just beyond the goalie's outstretched hands. It's as much art as it is sport.