Excitement? Like when they play for 3 hours and nobody scores, so they just end the game in a tie? That kind of excitement? Would rather watch water evaporate - it's much more fast paced.
You see, I get this argument but I also hate it. It's like instant gratification is the only important thing in sports, which is what American sports are based on. But there is so much more to a sport than that. Even in basketball, if two teams chuck up bricks the entire night, there can still be beauty in the sets they run to get open looks or the defensive tenacity on display. It isn't all about the scoreline moving.
Similarly in football (soccer..), there is beauty in the rapid counter attacks, the fingertip saves, sublime passing, one twos around defenders. The fact that not every attack ends in a score is a good thing.
A goal is such a big moment because it is rare. If the score ended 23-22 the fans would just be screaming for their defence to get a grip!