"We like to play soccer."
Translation:Nous aimons jouer au football.
I must say that I agree as it follows these outlines:
(Plus a search of the web shows hundreds of pages in French for jouer au foot or jouer au soccer but none for faire du soccer.) Sitesurf?
In France, I guess some people would understand the word "soccer" only if they know a bit about American culture. But we normally use "football", just like in England, or just "foot" more colloquially.
While referring to an activity, you usually can use to generic verb "faire" or a specific verb related to the activity.
"Je joue au football" = "Je fais du football" "Je fais de la musique" = "Je joue de la musique" "Je fais de la peinture" = "Je peins"
Hope I'm clear enough