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Americans for the most part have never taken to soccer. Although it's the most popular sport in almost every other country in the world, it's somewhere closer to the margins in the States, despite FIFA's efforts to make us care. Maybe they should try combining soccer with something Americans already love: dogs. Show Americans this video. We know that soccer fans think a well-executed bicycle kick is impressive, but we're willing to bet most folks in this country would rather watch a cute doggy score a goal with a simple header....

Get FIFA on the line, because they are going to want to start extending membership options to felines after seeing this kitty. Agile and equipped with a great game face, this sporty cat isn't going to let any object past his head. Throw it high or throw it low; wherever the ball starts off, it is destined to end up in this soccer star's paws....

When you think of fans disrupting a soccer game, a naked streaker most likely comes to mind. But not at Galatasaray's recent game in Turkey against Aalen. According to CBS News, two adorable Golden Retrievers stormed the field, playing their own game of tug-of-war over a plastic bag. Although their entrance onto the soccer field did cause a delay in the game, none of the soccer players seemed to mind. Some of them even petted and comforted the playful dogs while security guards made their way to help take them off the field. They may not be able to sign on as team players, but perhaps mascots? There's something to think about, Galatasaray! SNAKE SHOCKS PLANE PASSENGERS:...

OK, between that cat who crashed the EPL match and Ethan the dog's goalkeeping skills, we really think we've hit upon a soccer goldmine here. Seriously, someone get Sepp Blatter on the horn right now....

FIFA has tried a thousand different ways to make Americans care about football soccer. Nothing has worked, not even when they let us host the World Cup in 1994, or the subsequent creation of the MLS. Well, it seems to us that the English Premier League has just stumbled on a new strategy. When this stray cat wandered onto the pitch in the middle of a match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, it certainly grabbed out attention. So, FIFA officials, why not make cats a regular part of soccer? Sure, you'd have to rewrite the laws of the game fairly drastically and almost certainly infuriate all the footie loyalists in every other nation in the world. But you say you want America's eyes and...

If this can't get Americans interested in the most popular sport in the world, nothing can....