In the u.s. soccer leagues are quite popular with children. I'd say almost every kid plays soccer. Some stick with it through high school and in cities there are adult recreational soccer leagues. The American guys always let out a moan when they see their opponents aren't speaking English.
this isn't something new. It's been going on for 30 or 40 years
I'd say hitting a baseball is a very difficult thing. When you consider that .333 is an excellent batting average and .400 is almost unheard of, you realize that most players are unsuccessful at bat over 2/3s of the time. Of course bud selig made it his personal goal to ruin baseball by putting a premium on a home run and turning a blind eye to drug use.