Joe Rogan | Why is it Called "Soccer" in America? w/Ian Edwards

  • Published: 12 July 2019
  • Taken from JRE #1323 w/Ian Edwards:

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  • Rajendra Nadarajan
    Rajendra Nadarajan  1 days back

    America is the only country in the world that calls it soccer. The whole world calls it FOOTBALL.

    • 1Leggo9my9Eggo2
      1Leggo9my9Eggo2  1 weeks back

      It should be called gridiron. Everyone knows football is football even people that say soccer know they’re wrong they can’t even argue against it anymore lol.

      • DubsBrown
        DubsBrown  2 weeks back

        Just call it Association Football and everyone is happy

        • Tito R
          Tito R  2 weeks back

          AKA: The beautiful game.

          • Pani P
            Pani P  2 weeks back

            🤔 Americans should rename their ‘football’ to EggHand’ coz the ball shaped a bit like a egg and they use their hands 🤷🏻‍♂️

            • Haman Rohbani
              Haman Rohbani  2 weeks back

              The Word ,,soccer" is so ugly

              • skoromny
                skoromny  2 weeks back

                First was rugby and football after make American football

                • Roque Santa
                  Roque Santa  3 weeks back

                  Touch down is a better name to ‘American Football’

                  • Roque Santa
                    Roque Santa  3 weeks back

                    It used to be called ‘Soccer’ in England originally

                    • 600
                      600  3 weeks back

                      Another reason why Americans are retards

                      • Jack Richards
                        Jack Richards  3 weeks back

                        Finally an American using the correct terminology. ⚽️ = football

                        • Big Smoke
                          Big Smoke  3 weeks back

                          Uhhhh y are people so stooopid its based of off rugby from England so they got influenced from the sport but they split with some rules from it too the Nfl and Cfl so when soccer came around her in North America they decided Soccer because its short for association football so that explains it

                      • Legend Plays
                        Legend Plays  3 weeks back

                        "Dont call it football, Your foot doesnt have anything to do with it except running"....😔 thats why its called football sir

                        • Big Smoke
                          Big Smoke  3 weeks back

                          Uhhh its based on the rugby football leauge from england so not to confuse it when it came they decided to call soccer short for association football

                      • Odhrán O'Donnell VEVO
                        Odhrán O'Donnell VEVO  3 weeks back

                        There are other countries that say soccer like Ireland an dim pretty sure Australia

                        • Odhrán O'Donnell VEVO
                          Odhrán O'Donnell VEVO  3 weeks back

                          The reason it's called soccer in America its because in England they had rugby football and soccer football by time soccer football got around to American they already had American football so they just called it soccer

                          • posh dosh
                            posh dosh  3 weeks back

                            Football in Ireland gaa.

                            • Ash .P
                              Ash .P  3 weeks back

                              America didn't change the name

                              It was always Football

                              • Matt G
                                Matt G  3 weeks back

                                Those pesky yanks butchering our beautiful English language😂

                                • b s
                                  b s  3 weeks back

                                  Should be called american rugby

                                  • carlmanu
                                    carlmanu  3 weeks back

                                    Back in the 1800s upper class people played sports on horseback and lower class people played sports on their feet , hence football. British immigrants brought rugby football and association football in its early stages to the United States from which American football diverged from by officially calling it just Football and changing its rules. Yale University seems to be the official originator of the game, however it was already being played as such in the fields. The immigrant brits called association football “Soccer” because it was easier to say and remember and it stuck. Rugby, Soccer, Football(American) are all forms of football because you play a ball while on your feet.

                                    • Mikael Peltonen
                                      Mikael Peltonen  3 weeks back

                                      For the rest of the world soccer brings to mind kid version of football and moms who drive their sons to practices. Which is not too far off even when talking about MLS. Europeans and South Americans who go play there are ending their careers and want to cash in in a "minor series". They don't need to stress and sweat like when playing football. Maybe MLS is improving but that's what people think about it outside US.

                                      • BurnRoddy
                                        BurnRoddy  3 weeks back

                                        I for once don't give rats about wat Americans call the sport but Americans have invented the theory about association football originally being called soccer in America. What they call soccer has always been called football all around the English speaking world, even tho it was sometimes written as soccer in woed by mouth it wasbeither football or footie. In fact the first soccer body founded in 1883 was called American Football Association.

                                        • Christopher Biggs
                                          Christopher Biggs  3 weeks back

                                          Another mystery for me : In Europe, we play handball. major sports like basketball here. Why is it totally unknown in the States ?

                                          • J. C.
                                            J. C.  3 weeks back

                                            Football started because americans sucked bad at futbol. They started adding more goalies to try to stop the other teams from scoring on them. That became the defensive line.

                                            • jaymanxv
                                              jaymanxv  4 weeks back

                                              South Africa and Oz calls it soccer. Socceroos.

                                              • Haydn Evans
                                                Haydn Evans  4 weeks back

                                                the story of picking up the football and running is how RUGBY was started not american football

                                                • RÆ G
                                                  RÆ G  4 weeks back

                                                  Thank you joe. You Americans man

                                                  • HellBach
                                                    HellBach  4 weeks back

                                                    Australia calls it soccer too, hence the socceroos

                                                    • lewis letch
                                                      lewis letch  4 weeks back

                                                      Association football - As "soc" iation football soc-cer

                                                      • Julio H. Eguigurems E.
                                                        Julio H. Eguigurems E.  4 weeks back

                                                        Only in the U.S. they call their country as a entire continent.

                                                        • Gerard Dunne
                                                          Gerard Dunne  4 weeks back

                                                          American football is called football because the ball is exactly 1 foot in length.. true story

                                                          • Amit Kumar
                                                            Amit Kumar  4 weeks back

                                                            When u play with foot, it should be called football.
                                                            Not when u run with it. Jus saying

                                                            • danthemanxf
                                                              danthemanxf  4 weeks back

                                                              i looked into it a bit and found that there were many forms of football with many different rules all across europe and even the world, rugby was a form of football for example. soccer (football) as we know it was standardized in a league in england by the name 'association football' and was called soccer to differentiate between all the other forms of football with different rules and fields and tactics. this original name moved to america and remained being called soccer, where as all the other forms of football were overtaken there was no longer any need to call it soccer and it reverted to football as it became the only game and name

                                                              • Gonzalo Araujo
                                                                Gonzalo Araujo  4 weeks back

                                                                In argentina we call it Fulbo. And if you add the pronoun it gets even more spicy. Lets go watch el fulbo

                                                              • Jason w
                                                                Jason w  4 weeks back

                                                                Canada also calls it soccer

                                                                • Frug ezze
                                                                  Frug ezze  4 weeks back

                                                                  Lol, rugby is America football.

                                                                  • hamzah 13
                                                                    hamzah 13  4 weeks back

                                                                    Football can arguably go back to centuries ago in China.

                                                                    • Stephen Spock
                                                                      Stephen Spock  4 weeks back

                                                                      Hello Joseph,, ‘ is from the word FA, Football association. Association is shortened to ‘soccer’.
                                                                      I’m not a footy man but i know it was played using a pig bladder stuffed with straw bits of mud then kicked around, it grew into a sport.
                                                                      Also Joseph i recall during a world war on christmas day germany and england stopped fighting to have a game of footy on the battlefield then returned back to the trenches.
                                                                      I read poetry from the trenches had referenced this and i’m sure it’s documented somewhere.

                                                                      • NS
                                                                        NS  4 weeks back

                                                                        The name 'Soccer' comes from an abbreviation for the original name for the game, 'Association Football'. Hope that clarifies the matter.

                                                                        • HEART LESS
                                                                          HEART LESS  4 weeks back

                                                                          Football 🏈... mabye cuz it’s a game if inches 12 inches in 1 foot

                                                                          • SF Resi
                                                                            SF Resi  4 weeks back

                                                                            HEART LESS lol you gotta trolling?

                                                                        • Angus Scrimm
                                                                          Angus Scrimm  4 weeks back

                                                                          It’s funny tho... I can’t imagine (American) Football 🏈 being called anything else other than Football. Even tho it better suits and is the international name for “soccer”.
                                                                          Maybe “tackle ball” or “Hike” would of been a better name .

                                                                          • erics vids
                                                                            erics vids  4 weeks back

                                                                            Made in uk

                                                                            • Ryxn lenihan
                                                                              Ryxn lenihan  4 weeks back

                                                                              It wasn’t called the soccer World Cup tho

                                                                              • Michael Davis
                                                                                Michael Davis  4 weeks back

                                                                                Football is called Football because it's played on foot and not on horseback.

                                                                                • Eugene Jefferson
                                                                                  Eugene Jefferson  4 weeks back

                                                                                  This is very wrong

                                                                                  • N C
                                                                                    N C  4 weeks back

                                                                                    It used to be called association football. That was shortened to assoca and then soccer. The british invented these abbreviations, the yanks just ran with it. Technically both are right.

                                                                                    • Max Green
                                                                                      Max Green  4 weeks back

                                                                                      isnt is gridiron?

                                                                                      • tallica 121
                                                                                        tallica 121  4 weeks back

                                                                                        In Australia we call American football gridiron

                                                                                        • onstott38
                                                                                          onstott38  4 weeks back

                                                                                          tallica 121 That's what it should be called honestly

                                                                                      • Ghost
                                                                                        Ghost  4 weeks back