Will the USMNT win a World Cup in your lifetime?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by dcpohl, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will the USMNT win a World Cup in your lifetime and if not how well will we improve on our Quarterfinal appearance in 2002?
     
  2. thaccbeaudoin07

    thaccbeaudoin07 New Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Cape Cod, MA
    Maybe wishful thinking hehe, but I think either a runner-up or win with the new generation of young players that we have led by Altidore, Adu, Edu etc. (Thats if they amount to what their potential is)
     
  3. saxman

    saxman Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Frederick,Maryland
    I plan to live a loooooooooooooooooong time!

    One win.
     
  4. JLZ286

    JLZ286 Member

    Nov 6, 2004
    Ann Arbor
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to say yes but then I think of teams like Spain, Portugal, Holland. Teams that are much better than we are, and they have never won it. Its hard to see us winning one when none of these teams have been able to do it.
     
  5. rgli13

    rgli13 Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Memphis, Tn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i would vote no...but maybe someday. i mean- only six teams have ever won it. i do believe we can get to a place we seriously contend, but this is betting your house against the field.
     
  6. ECUNCHATER

    ECUNCHATER Member

    Sep 30, 1999
    It's going to be hard for anyone to defeat Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, etc. It might happen someday, but I doubt it.
     
  7. KennyWoo

    KennyWoo Member

    May 21, 2007
    Pasadena, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seven have won it. It is easy to forget that Uruguay ever won it, but they actually won it twice.
     
  8. Silock

    Silock Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    KC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we'll get to 3rd place in my lifetime. But then, that's realistically only about 50 years from now.
     
  9. Juan Luis Guerra

    Juan Luis Guerra Red Card

    Jun 11, 2001
    New York City
    With clueless Bob Bradley as our head coach, ..... no chance..period.
     
  10. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bob Bradley will be coach for the rest of your life?

    Crap.

    I sure hope you're a LOT older than me.
     
  11. Bookthekeeper

    Bookthekeeper Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    DFW

    The US unofficially won 3rd in 1930 WC. There wasnt a 3rd place match back then so it was shared with Yugoslavia
     
  12. jcsd

    jcsd Member+

    Jan 27, 2006
    At the moment no, the younger players are getting better, but your still falling well short of anything resembling a World Cup winning team. In 2010 it will be an acheivement if a relatively modest one if USA reach 2nd round with the crop of players who are likely to be palying for them at that time.

    That said who can say what will happen 30, 40 or 50 years hence? The vast majority of the players who are likely to take part in 2042 (when I should still be alive inshallah) onwards haven't even been born yet. Sadly though the insects will have taken over the earth by 2020.
     
  13. Bookthekeeper

    Bookthekeeper Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    DFW
    Some might argue the 02 squad was good enough to have won it. Hell the 06 wasnt as bad as it seemed and I dont think talent was the issue there. Its just the US will have to play in a Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy neutral location to ever have a real chance outside of a miracle run. This pretty much excludes Europe and S America forever. Theres a good chance to do well in S Africa but we can kiss 2014 goodbye before it gets here. If England gets 2018, you can kiss that one too. Realistically, the best chance the US will ever have in most of our lifetime will be when (if) the US host again.
     
  14. Chims

    Chims Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Oreland, PA
    One day everyone will be using robots and then we will easily win.
     
  15. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    I am 17......by the time im 40 I think we will win at least 1. By the time I die it should be even more.

    Our talent is there. Our U-20's this year showed that.

    We just need better coaching at the youth level.
     

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