Many men in America would look at this picture and say "Yep, that about sums up soccer" Please don't give them more fuel for the fire...
Football ("Soccer") is a sport were there is a perfect balance of power, speed, and finesse... Gridiron ("American Football") on the other hand is a bunch of over padded men running around in tight pants slapping each other on the buttocks. Which sounds gay?
Soccer is the only team sport I can think of where you never see anyone overweight (with the exception of Maradonna in his later years perhaps). I don't know about hockey, hard to tell with all the gear they wear.
The only things I don't like about soccer are the ties and games decided by PK's. At least in the Championship matches they should have the "Golden Goal." The other complaint I have is that I don't understand why a single referree is burdened with officiating the entire field. Put some more refs on the sidelines to help the one of the field officiate fouls, hand balls, etc. I know they have refs on the sidelines to call offsides, but why not have refs to help with the other things?
All that said, I think international is the best sport around besides college football.