One thing separating the beautiful game from all others is its encouragement of creativity. American football has set plays that require stops every 15 seconds. Baseball only has so many different outcomes to a pitch. Basketball and hockey have creative limits due to the size of the playing surface and the number of players involved.
In soccer, you'll never see the same thing twice. Sure there might be similar headed goals off corner kicks, but how they were created always changes. The capacity for jump-out-of-your-seat moments is greater in soccer than any other sport because of the ingenuity that goes into creating them, not to mention the dramatic buildup to a goal.
Writing for The18, I get to describe those moments and what they mean in the broader context of the game. The world's most creative game deserves the world's most creative website.