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Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It’s huge in Central and South America and Mexico. Men weep over it in Europe, fight over it in the United Kingdom and in Africa, children worship soccer stars. So why hasn’t soccer caught on in the U.S.? Despite efforts to popularize the sport in the United States (Remember when David and Victoria Beckham made their high-profile move to Los Angeles, so that Beckham could play for the L.A. Galaxy? That didn’t last long.), it seems America doesn’t care about soccer. Here’s a look at some possible reasons why football, futbal or calcio, as soccer is known in various parts of the world, just isn’t big in the U.S.