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Womski
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Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?

Quick question.

Why is it that the United States cannot assemble a team that is able to win the World Cup?

Let's be honest. Soccer consist of little more than running and kicking the ball. Surely with all the contact sports we play in this country, we would have caught up with the rest of the world, right?

I realize it's true that soccer is not mainstream amongst the youth of America, but I'm pretty sure our World Cup Club athletes have been playing futbol their entire lives, akin to their foreign counterparts.

I'm sure this is a question you all kick back and forth (lulz) everyday, but I have never ventured over here. I am curious as to the root of America's soccer woes.


cwil177
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
There are lots of problems, but in a nutshell, here it is:

1. We have no soccer culture or history.

2. Kids grow up playing soccer as a youth sport (it's the most popular youth sport in the country) but then give it up in high school for football, basketball, baseball, etc.

3. The way we develop talent is terrible. The pay to play model (see: select/club soccer) eliminates A LOT of our soccer playing population (see: the poor, including a lot of our hispanic population).

4. We lack the technical know how of the Europeans. We don't develop our talent nearly as well as they do.

5. Our domestic league, though improving, is still young, as is our soccer academy system.

We aren't going to catch up with the world overnight. It will take a long, long time to get on the same level as the soccer powerhouses of the world, but the popularity of the sport is skyrocketing and I have no doubt that our teams will continue to be more and more competitive.


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lesismeaurx
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Let's be honest. Soccer consist of little more than running and kicking the ball.



Atom-Z
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
We're not gay enough.


glassman
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
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Soccer consist of little more than running and kicking the ball.


Stopped right there.


WarSlamEagle
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
Same here. Not going to engage with an obvious troll.
This post was edited on 2/1 at 7:29 pm


glassman
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
You don't suck despite being a Manc.


NOTORlOUSD
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
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Let's be honest. Soccer consist of little more than running and kicking the ball.



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Wait For It...
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
Great topic yo.



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WarSlamEagle
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Jumbeauxlaya
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
Rather than start a new thread... is there a way to see a players Overall Rating when they have an expired contract? It does that obnoxious red block over the spot their ratings normally are...

Probably just missing something but It's not in the bio etc..


joey barton
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
America's current player pool does not have the coordination to run and kick well enough to win a World Series

For 2014, USSF must make approaches to high-level athletes like Lebron James and Calvin Johnson to have any chance at winning


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Wait For It...
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
Ult Team? I don't play it much, but I thought if you went to the bio it showe it


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Harry Caray
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
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Rather than start a new thread... is there a way to see a players Overall Rating when they have an expired contract? It does that obnoxious red block over the spot their ratings normally are...

Probably just missing something but It's not in the bio etc


that's the one thing I hate about Ultimate Team

that and the GD ea servers go out after playing one game.


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Wait For It...
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225bred
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Waffle House
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
Why can't we assemble the worlds best rugby or cricket teams? We play football and baseball so well. Just makes no sense man!!!


225bred
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re: Why Can't the United States Assemble a Championship Soccer Team?
And basketball


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mynamebowl
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We're not gay enough.



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Bulleit rye on the rocks


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