Why hasn't soccer been 'fixed' so it's easier to score?
Soccer has been around for centuries, and while many aspects of the game have evolved, the difficulty of scoring has remained. Why is it so hard to score in soccer?
First off, soccer is a game of strategy and positioning. A team can spend the entire game controlling the ball and dominating the field, but if they don’t make the right moves, they won’t be able to capitalize on their advantage. Soccer requires a great deal of skill and tactical awareness in order to score, which means that even the most talented players can be shut down by good defense.
In addition, soccer is a low-scoring game. Most games result in only a few goals, which means that every goal is precious. Teams are reluctant to take risks or make mistakes that could result in a goal against them, so they often play a conservative style of soccer. This makes it difficult for teams to break down the defense and score.
Finally, soccer is a game of luck. The ball can bounce in unexpected ways and the goalkeeper can make a miraculous save. A team may play well and still not be able to score, simply because the ball didn’t go their way.
Ultimately, soccer has remained a difficult game to score in because it is a game of strategy, low-scoring, and luck. While it would be great to see more goals in soccer, it may be impossible to make it an easier game to score in without making drastic changes.