Dan Marshall of Size Five Games (Ben There, Dan That and Time Gentlemen, Please!) has put out Behold the Kickmen. It is loosely about the sport of football (Soccer in our state of America). In which you can play a single-player story mode or quick games of something very clearly inspired by football, if you had never watched a game or bothered to learn about it.
I’ve spent a little bit of time with Behold the Kickmen, about 40 minutes, and it is definitely a thing where you can play a game of sport and also manage a team if you so enjoy. It’s a little unpolished. Pausing the game gives you no options besides quitting the match and doesn’t display the control scheme, you can’t control the menus with your gamepad, and there is no multiplayer, but it’s also incredibly cheap.
Behold the Kickmen is only $4 for Windows or Mac on Steam, (Linux version in beta) so you don’t have much to lose if it is at all interesting to you.