I don't know where you played it, but it wasn't in my region or it was bee hive soccer.
Boring or not is a different question.
The injury rate for soccer is pretty high (much higher than sports like basketball or baseball). The physical taxation is tremendous.
I get tired of "football players" calling it a pussy sport. Yeah, a pro soccer player wouldn't make it in the NFL, but that goes both ways.
Maybe you didn't play on a competitive team, but it wasn't a season for me if I didn't give somebody stitches.
People make fun of the pros that roll around on the ground when they get fouled, but the truth is, that's the only time in the game they get to rest.
I don't watch it now that I don't play, but its a damn hard sport to play, exciting or not.
Go watch the episode of Pros vs joes with alexi lalas. The part where the Joes have to go up for headers on a cross against him. If I remember none of the Joes ever touched the ball because they all shyed away from it and got knocked around by a guy 50 pounds lighter than them.
Soccer gets a bad rap from an athletic/toughness standpoint.