Jul 21, 2014 1:47 AM GMT
Colombia's Juan Camilo Zúñiga, left, collided with Brazil's Neymar, cracking Neymar's vertebra and knocking him out of the World Cup.
NYT: American football is a violent game, but one than is beloved like no other. Would soccer be more popular in the United States if it were more rough-and-tumble? Purists say we are missing the point.