I actually see a fair amount of walking and standing around in LAX and Soccer. Usually when the ball is in the offensive end in LAX, I know a certain number of players cannot cross the midfield line. In soccer, it would be stupid to bring everyone forward, so most defenders lay back. I watch alot of LAX on CBSSports on Satellite channel 613 and even when the ball is in the offensive end, the defenders have to keep position, so they aren't doing much running. Same in soccer. If the ball is on the other side of the field, you have to remain in position. I will agree that the ball moves faster in LAX (just because it's a smaller ball), but both games when you look at them both, are very similar in the design of scoring. And I like to watch both sports and I'm pretty good at knowing the rules/strategies of both.