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TN Bhoy
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So much wrong in this post. It's mind-boggling to me that people actually believe this.


When was the last time that Stoke won the EPL? Or the last World Cup won by Cote d'Ivoire or Ghana?






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Sheep
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?


I like how people don't think Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu and Jozy Altidore (and Josh Gatt, from what I saw the other night) aren't elite athletes.

And what some *would* consider an elite athlete (Ochocinco) looked like a weekend leaguer when he got on the field against some MLS reserves.






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?


Soccer is inherently un-american.


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WarSlamEagle
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*un-American. If you're gonna be jingoistic, at least capitalize America.

Yeah, Americans had to make up our own games to be good at (baseball, basketball, football).



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TN Bhoy
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?


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Soccer is inherently un-american.



Actually, if soccer was played the same way it was in the beginning, the athleticism argument would have much more merit.






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acgeaux129
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?


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I like how people don't think Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu and Jozy Altidore (and Josh Gatt, from what I saw the other night) aren't elite athletes.



frick no, and only a soccer elitist would think otherwise.






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acgeaux129
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Yeah, Americans had to make up our own games to be good at (baseball, basketball, football).




Yeah, that explains the Olympics.






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Atom-Z
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Even NBA basketball requires more overall athleticism than the soccer.


Basketball is like soccer on a smaller court, with less running, more timeouts and more stoppage of play. So I am gonna have to disagree with you on that one.






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WarSlamEagle
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Yeah, that explains the Olympics.

Team sports that people actually care about more than every four years.






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BleedPurpleGold
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Soccer is inherently un-american.


So is being from Michigan.






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acgeaux129
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Team sports that people actually care about more than every four years.



Haha, okay.

America does the whole "sports" thing better than any other country. Nothing worse than being a self-loathing American when it comes to sports. Definitely a huge problem with the conceit of American soccer fans that pisses a lot of potentially interested people off.






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BleedPurpleGold
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Definitely a huge problem with the conceit of American soccer fans that pisses a lot of potentially interested people off.



Sorry that we're more intelligent, cultured, and better looking than the rest of the American sports heathens out there.






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WarSlamEagle
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?


Yeah, because I'm totally being serious in all of this.

I was making fun of the "soccer is un-American" dude.



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acgeaux129
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Sorry that we're more intelligent, cultured, and better looking than the rest of the American sports heathens out there.



Hey man speak for yourself.


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Yeah, because I'm totally being serious in all of this.


my b dude, I grew up in high school with kids who genuinely thought like that and have noticed it as an attitude on this board. Soccer is more of a contact sport than football, Landon Donovan is an elite athlete, Kobi jones > Adrian Peterson, etc.






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WarSlamEagle
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No worries. I'm not like that at all.





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Sheep
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Landon Donovan is an elite athlete


You do realize that Landon Donovan is essentially Wes Welker without steroids, right?







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BleedPurpleGold
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Hey man speak for yourself.


You can't hang out in the cool crowd with that attitude.






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cwil177
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?


Sheep, acgeaux129 is a soccer troll. He pretends to like the sport and understand it, but sadly he doesn't, and in fact has a hidden spite for it.





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acgeaux129
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Guilty





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Bho
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Guilty



The only thing you are guilty of is having a sense of humor. If Cwill doesn't agree with every post you make then he labels you a troll and publicly scorns you. His e-power is great.






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