Although soccer has become an estranged friend of mine since I don't pay much attention to it anymore, it still has a place in my heart. My father played soccer when he was young. He was a member of Union Espanola's youth academy. He then passed on his interest of soccer to my brother and me, an interest we totally absorbed.
I have made friends through soccer; It's been conversational fodder when I have found myself in a situation that the most loquacious party were the flies getting zapped by the fluorescent lights; It's put me to sleep an innumerable amount of times. Whether I am watching it, kicking the ball around or engaging in discourse about which player deserved MVP; I enjoy it.