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Why is the USA so much poor in international Football?

Gaúcho2010-05-13 13:12:57 +0000 #1
Why is the USA so much poor in international Football? You Americans are the richest country on the world, so you have lots of money to buy good players, to have the best coaches, stadiums... Why, in the history of Football, United States never won a World Cup?

Is not football an exciting sport there? The investors in/of sport don't like this one?

Why USA is so weak in international football?

Gaúcho, Brazil
roggie152010-05-13 13:25:07 +0000 #2
Well... there are a lot more sports in the US that are more popular than football, such as American Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Many of our best athletes tend to play these sports because they are the most popular. Football is getting more popular in America and we are getting better as time goes on, but it will still be a while before we are a top team. Hopefully with the steps the MLS is taking, it can draw more investors, but we can't really buy players for our National Team, because they would be from different countries and wouldn't be able to play for us. Don't worry, we'll get better, and hopefully before I die we can bring home a world cup (BTW I'm 16 )!
Gaúcho2010-05-13 13:19:45 +0000 #3
Yeah, that's it. (I got the impression that I have already read this before in another thread...).

Roggie, I saw you have a "Bart picture" below you e-name. Do you like The Simpsons, too? They are the best thing - in my opinion - that Amercans invented. Forever! Homer is the best. Margie, also. Is it true that in the USA there are lots of cities named Springfield? Just for the cartoon?

Gaúcho,
roggie152010-05-13 13:49:22 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Gaúcho

Yeah, that's it. (I got the impression that I have already read this before in another thread...).

Roggie, I saw you have a "Bart picture" below you e-name. Do you like The Simpsons, too? They are the best thing - in my opinion - that Amercans invented. Forever! Homer is the best. Margie, also. Is it true that in the USA there are lots of cities named Springfield? Just for the cartoon?

Gaúcho,

Haha yea I like the Simpsons. I gotta agree, Homer is the best! Another good show is Family Guy, very funny. Yes there are quite a few towns named Springfield, but I don't think they are named that because of the show. It's just a common city name.
Ivan76372010-05-13 14:43:22 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by roggie15

Well... there are a lot more sports in the US that are more popular than football, such as American Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Many of our best athletes tend to play these sports because they are the most popular. Football is getting more popular in America and we are getting better as time goes on, but it will still be a while before we are a top team. Hopefully with the steps the MLS is taking, it can draw more investors, but we can't really buy players for our National Team, because they would be from different countries and wouldn't be able to play for us. Don't worry, we'll get better, and hopefully before I die we can bring home a world cup (BTW I'm 16 )!

lol, it's not a sport.
Becks2010-05-13 13:44:09 +0000 #6
You don't hear much about buying players for a national team.
Ivan76372010-05-13 15:19:16 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Becks

You don't hear much about buying players for a national team.

True lol but it is possible for a player that is from a certain country to play for another country.
El Kapitan2010-05-13 16:02:10 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by Becks

You don't hear much about buying players for a national team.

True, true.

But it happens, 8 years a go in El Salvador the authorities of the football federation along with the governament "convinced" a Brazilian born player named Nidelson Silva to get the citizenship of El Salvador and play for that national squad, the player who at the time was playing in Mexico moved to El Salvador six months before becoming citizen of that country, played just a couple of qualifiers in the road to France 98 and leaved the team and the country for good (I doubt he leaved empty handed).

Another story, is the one that happened with Qatar and Palestine recently, both countries tried to recruit players in South America for the Asian qualifiers to Germany 06, Palestine was trying in Chile with the second or third generation of palestine immigrants that play in Chile's professional first and second division, meanwhile Qatar was trying El Salvador approach recruiting Brazilians that lived and played in Brazil, but the FIFA issued a new rule that doesn't allow these kind of mercenaries, and naturalized players must at least have lived for a reasonable period in the country they want to represent.

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