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Why does everyone talk about the "athleticism" of soccer players...?

...but then all they talk about is how they can run for 90 minutes at a time? Since when does "athleticism" mean only "endurance"? Marathoners can run for 4 times that, so what does that make them?

It seems to me that other sports require a much broader spectrum of athletic talent....in football, you dont need the long-distance running endurance, but depending on your position you need upper-body strength, power to drive from your legs, agility, jumping ability, etc. much more than in soccer.

In soccer, speed seems to be the only athletic yardstick (not counting ballhandling skill as an athletic metric), and agility maybe a little, but there's only so much you can do with your feet while dribbling a soccer ball.

Take your average WR from the NFL and any international soccer superstar. I'm pretty sure the WR will do a lot better at soccer drills than the soccer player would at NFL combine drills.

Running up and down a football pitch for 90 minutes is not all that makes footballers athletic. From a striker's standpoint, you either need to be strong and power your way through defenders by pushing them off the ball, or you need to be quick and agile to split them and sneak in. You'd be amazed how much a gifted player can do while dribbling the ball.

Alternatively, from a defender's view, you also need strength to push attackers off the ball. You need the vision and awareness to set up offside traps, be able to win volleys with the head or chest, and have enough power to clear the zone when necessary.

As a goalkeeper, you need to have the acrobatic skills to dive and jump to reach well-placed shots, and the skill to handle the ball when it is in your possession. Additionally, you have to be brave enough to challenge attackers by coming off your goal line and making a play on the ball. I know from personal experience how nerve-wracking it is to leave your entire body open to a powerful strike. For proof, watch the hit that USA goalkeeper Tim Howard took during the match against England last week.

Granted, American football players are probably a lot tougher than most soccer players. Soccer players are incredibly talented and though in their own right, they just act like cry-babies. Take a linebacker from the NFL and send him running full speed at a soccer player and he'll need a change of pants.

Athleticism, to me at least, isn't only about speed, strength, and endurance. It's also your ability to see the field, be aware of what's going on around you, and have the presence of mind and instinct to position yourself in the right spot and make plays. That goes for any sport.

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