Blame the Brits for the Word, Soccer

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As an American, I often use the term “soccer” to describe the game the rest of the world calls “football”. As an American, who started playing the game after forty so he could coach his kids, I often use the term “football” to describe the game. They are both burned deeply in my brain. After you play the game, you cannot help but refer to the game as FOOTBALL. You spend the whole game using your feet to move the ball…

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