What's the rest of the world thinking of our performances so far this tournament?

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by LouisianaViking07/09, Nov 26, 2022.

  1. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Adams is being hailed of course but is there any love given to Weah or Ream or what about Turner. Just curious what soccer papers/magazines across the world is thinking about our boys this time around.
     
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  2. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Fulham Football Club
    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FFC boards are basically congratulatory (especially over the decision to start Ream!). They think Dest is overrated, Adams is a beast and Musah is pure class.
     
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  3. Plutarco Elias Calles

    Atletico San Pancho
    Mexico
    Sep 4, 2021
    Musah is your best player. Reyna has the highest potential. Pulisic has stepped it up.
    What you lack is a good target forward.
     
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  4. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    LA Galaxy
    United States
    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    And lacking one, it is up to the manager to figure a way of scoring without one. Leeds don't have a 9 (Bamford injury problems and all that) and score in buckets because they use Aaronson. There were beating Tottenham's all star World Cup level lineup 3-2 before losing, for instance. The American Ted Lasso attitude of 'energy off the bench' role for Aaronson doesn't make much sense when the default lineup todate has scored 1 goal in 200 minutes.
     
  5. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is the rest of the world making of the US so far at the WC? Probably "For so much Meh, they think pretty highly of themselves"
     
  6. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Well I know very little about what other countries are thinking except for Japan, where my granddaughters are currently living, and Iran that wants the US kicked out of the World Cup altogether.
    https://thehill.com/international/w...us-ban-from-world-cup-over-social-media-post/

    We have an inflated view about what most countries think or don't think about our play. For the most part most people living elsewhere in the world don't care one way or the other about US Soccer's performance, or lack thereof, in this world cup. We just are not important or threatening enough to matter. Now, if we were to win a match or two...
     
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  7. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    In the past - we’ve had a lot of fans from other countries because of how we play. Not sure important or threatening came into it. Plucky underdog isn’t just an American thing.
     
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  8. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Nobody thinks anything about any team during the group stage unless it's lights out dominant performance or an abysmal performance.

    If we arrive to QFs then we can ask.
     
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  9. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While most of us do get what you are looking to communicate, I will remind you that for a while, any Colombian footy die hard just had a tough time watching on TV our U.S. Men's National Team. The events surrounding World Cup USA 1994 and losing to the U.S. in soccer was unthinkable. Did they care if we won or lost, meh, it was more they probably were of the mindset of can those kicking burros not exist. Can their culture go back to often not even fielding a team for years there in the 80's when their Fed didn't even play or host some sort of international fixture in anger.
    Then there is always Mexico and their folks, who really have it in for us pinche gringos knocking them out of major international tournaments over and over. This began in Copa America Uruguay 1995 and continued with Gold Cup Finals and of course the World Cup.
     
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  10. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
  11. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really any knockout round game, people start paying attention.
     
  12. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    Club:
    Colón de Santa Fe
    My family in Argentina sent me a screenshot of their local TYT sports coverage with the highlight bar in the bottom saying
    “Estados Unidos la sorpresa de mundial?”
     
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  14. nbarbour

    nbarbour Member+

    Jun 19, 2006
    Washington DC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pot 2 Team Finishes Second in Group! News at 11:00!
     
  15. Three and Three

    Three and Three Member+

    Sep 13, 2015
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    No me cuentes.
     
  16. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    The Italian TV commentators gush over Adams & Pulisic the most. Ream, McKennie, Musah, and Weah also get a lot of positive mentions.
     
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  17. dspence2311

    dspence2311 Member+

    Oct 14, 2007
    If soccer becomes a target in the political culture wars then that is not a good thing.
     
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  18. RBourd52

    RBourd52 Member

    Jul 23, 1999
    Woodbridge, CT
    It will. I say bring it on. This country is getting more multicultural whether the FOX News folks like it or not.
     
  19. fishmonger

    fishmonger Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Yeah, like 7 hours of baseball, ya'll know how exciting that is, or watching 7 foot tall behemoths dunking baskets....people like sports for cultural reasons as much as anything else ( this has been studied ) and if you've ever worked with folks who love cricket you already know this....cricket is so slow it took India to come up with the idea of the 3 hour game....sheesh. Stephen Fry said, the Americans looked at cricket and said, smacks of colonialism, and we're not gonna play...
     
  20. fishmonger

    fishmonger Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    In the old days when I was working in public schools in NJ, the old timers, who were all former coaches and whatnot, reflexively called it a communist sport, which never made any sense to me, since Cuba was communist and loved baseball...and no communist country ever produced a champion. In fact, soccer was more associated with right wing regimes than anything else....Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Uruguay....FFS Argentina hosted in 78 with an actual military junta in charge.
     
  21. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was much more so 10 years ago.
     
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  22. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Far more important than what the rest of the world is thinking about the USMNT performance is what kids right here in America are thinking...
     
  23. eagercolin

    eagercolin Member

    Metro
    United States
    Aug 25, 2017
    Buffalo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who's the old woman on the right?
     
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  24. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes, bless their hearts
    Estonia
    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    It always has been. It’s a game that foreigners play and the US doesn’t dominate. That’s waaaay too threatening for the eggshell egos of American conservatives.
     
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  25. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On that note:

    https://www.majorleaguecricket.com/news/major-league-cricket-set-for-history-making-launch-in-2023/ will be starting in the USA on July 13th, 2023 and will be the T20 format of the sport.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/MLCNetwork_ is their official youtube channel. That channel has also streamed Minor League Cricket's matches, which have taken place in the U.S. over the last two summers.

    Getting back to Soccer, I imagine this World Cup is starting to open other countries' eyes to the fact the USA is no longer a pushover in Men's soccer.
     

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