Soccer fans always say soccer is ready to take off. But it never does. Sorry, but it is still going to take years for it to become main stream. If it ever does.
It is worse than watching flies fu(k. Boring as all get out. 90 minutes of action for a half dozen plays. Figure out a way to make it more exciting, then maybe it will take off.
That, and no one knows when the damm game is going to end. I mean, who keeps the clock? Does anyone? Do they just add some time to make the fans hang around that much longer?
The difference is that soccer has only been a major sport in the USA for 20 years. Compare that to over 100 years for baseball and 80 years for football. When I went to school we didn't even have a soccer team and in my college it was a club sport and no scholarships were offered.
Soccer is growing because more programs are starting and more kids are playing which then builds fans through them and their parents. My wife has watched a ton of soccer games this year because my son plays. She rarely goes to the Panthers although we have PSLs. People who find soccer boring do so because they can't appreciate the nuances of the game and have no idea what they are watching. Much like someone who has never played football or hockey are baffled by all the rules.
As for how long the game last it is 90 minutes with extra time added for injury and deliberate delays since the clock keep running. Now we are in the round of 16 in the world cup they break ties with 2 extra periods of 15 minutes and a penalty shootout if they are still tied. That is easier to figure out than sudden death overtime or in baseball where you play and play until someone wins.
Here you go, read this and you might enjoy the game more.