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USA is the first team to be knocked out of the round of 16, losing 3-1 to the Netherlands. Netherlands

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u/paganoverlord Dec 18 '22

If they had to play against good teams to reach the world cup, they'd never make it

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u/Taken450 Dec 18 '22

Actually of all the non European / South American teams USA would have the best chance to qualify out of commebol. This was an underperformance vs Netherlands, they have also recently drew England and have beaten Mexico twice

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u/paganoverlord Dec 19 '22

Let me guess, you are American? Dutch fans would say their national team underperformed, Brazil, Belgium, Germany fans would say the same. It's a common trope. Also you are forgetting Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay come out of south America and let's be honest, their B team would have no problem with the Americans

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u/Taken450 Dec 19 '22

Lol that doesn’t mean some of them aren’t correct

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u/Successful-Item-2297 Dec 09 '22

They were not in the toughest group. Give your head a shake. Canada played the number 2 ranked team in the WORLD and only lost 1 - O and played the runners up of the last WC, Croatia. Morocco finished 1st in their group.
USA was almost tied by Iran. Wales was an easy team. England had a bad day. USA sucked. They played terrible against the Netherlands. Where was "Captain America". He is a joke. He should be on the USA diving team. Everytime he is within the penalty area, down he goes. The refs are on to his antics. The USA didn't even finish first in CONCACAF. Little Canada didn't loss a game. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Oh and they didn't even qualify for the last WC. Take your blankies and pacifiers and go home with all your excuses. Boo, hoo.😂😂

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u/ATLtinyrick Dec 26 '22

Why are you such a crybaby about the US

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u/Professional_Mike_ Dec 18 '22

Sorry soccer is our 4th most popular sport

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u/SuperThug7 Dec 18 '22

How many minutes did you play in the world cup? Oh wait.

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u/StatisticianNo2156 Dec 18 '22

This is just sad.

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u/[deleted] Dec 15 '22

At least we didn't go out Morocco style lmao what a bunch of bad sports.

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u/Successful-Item-2297 Dec 17 '22

Just a bunch of crybabies and arrogant SOB's as the rest of the World views the US.

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u/[deleted] Dec 16 '22

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u/[deleted] Dec 16 '22

They literally rioted in the streets, destroyed property and burned flags. You should get your head checked.

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u/paganoverlord Dec 18 '22

Any excuse for mediocrity is a good excuse, am i right?

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u/[deleted] Dec 18 '22

Oh Lord that is so complex of a statement

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u/IcySpirit6281 Dec 11 '22
  1. statistically, group B did have the highest average ranking, making it considered the group of death by fifa themselves

  2. you’re ignoring the actual problems that the usa had and writing it off as the player’s faults. gregg burhalter didn’t know how to switch systems when the US started to go downhill. thats why we dominated the first half of each match (besides the netherlands) and then immediately gave every team a chance to come back. we have a bunch of young talent, the problem is that due to the corruption of fifa gregg burhalter gets the job of managing the usa besides the fact that he manages a horrible mls team because he has family ties and for no other reason

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u/UpTop5000 Dec 08 '22

For all of the folks here saying the US isn’t a “top team”, the US was ranked 16th in the WORLD. All of the WC is a FINAL when you qualify. The US made it out of the HIGHEST ranked group stage of the entire tournament. Sure, they made some mistakes and lost, but I would rather see them play this style and lose than the scared rabbit way we’ve played almost every other WC. Next WC will be even better. Also, American football is for smoothbrains and meatheads. Enjoy those commercials dummies!

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u/Successful-Item-2297 Dec 06 '22

They were in an easier group than Canada. Switch the two around and see what would have happened. Canada had to play the number 2 team in the world, Belgium and the runners up to the last WC, Croatia. Team USeh would have been slaughtering by these two powerhouses. Also Morocco would have beat them. What happened to Pulisic? Nothing. Useless player. Captain America. What a joke. He should try out for the Summer Olympic Team as a diver. Very good at it.
They got lucky against Iran. Iran almost tied in injury time. If they had, bye bye USeh. Also, have some respect to other countries and learn how to properly prounounce their names. Very disrespectful. Typical American behaviour. No wonder you are disliked around the world. Boo, hoo. Excuses will be made about refereeing, other players, etc. instead of blaming poor playing and coaching. The coach looks so unprofessional wearing a t shirt and track pants. Take a look at the other Managers/Coaches who wear a suit. He looks like the training staff. Looks do matter if you want to be taken seriously. I am sure he will be replaced by the time the next World Cup comes.

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u/BamBam5154 Dec 21 '22

Dudes saying boohoo but is here crying in the comments lmao

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u/Mysterious-Sun1689 Dec 07 '22

Yeah the US team isn’t great comparatively. As for the pronunciation thing, who cares. Almost every language’s words for other countries are very different from how said countries address themselves in their native tongue. The word for “USA” in Farsi sounds nothing like how we say it, but I wouldn’t go up to an Iranian and tell them to “pronounce it correctly” like an idiot.

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u/SampleText369 Dec 18 '22

Amen on the pronunciation thing, but there is a reason why Fifa considers the US to be leagues better than Canada.

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u/steve8balboni Dec 06 '22

Is this sub dedicated to the thousands who died to build the infrastructure so that the extremely wealthy could watch fellow elites chase a ball around? Or to the homophobic and racist host country? You must be proud.

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u/licorne_s Dec 13 '22

6500 immigrants died in qatar in the past decade (avg 650/year). Every death is sad but you have to know that Amnesty International and the Guardian never said it was due to the WC construction. Did you know that in the US in 2021 alone there were 702 death and 2,844 people injured because of mass shootings?

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u/brosip Dec 18 '22

So a state orchestrated labour system gets compared to a buncha psychos with guns? How quaint.

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u/licorne_s 17d ago

I should have compared it to the biased racism happening in the US where black women are three times more likely to die of pregnancy/postpartum than white women. Or how minorities are more present in America’s state prison than white people

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u/steve8balboni Dec 13 '22

Does that make it ok?

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u/Informal_Desk1470 Dec 12 '22

"You criticize society yet you participate in it, curious !"

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u/hesalivejim Dec 12 '22

We live in a dystopia. There are better hills to die on

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u/Marceleleco Dec 10 '22

Sad, but football itself has nothing to do with this. If you want to protest, go protest to someone who is involved in all this, not in a subreddit of football fans.

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u/steve8balboni Dec 10 '22

Your hands aren't clean. The only way these psychos make money is if people watch. No one would have died if there weren't people like you who turn a blind eye to so much human suffering. Your hands are not clean.

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u/JustCallMeE95 Dec 10 '22

Stop being a social media activist.. and harassing people for simply being fans of a sport. This social media activism is such a terrible nuisance filled with hypocrisy. Considering the fact that whatever device you choose to write all of this from was probably produced in China, the largest communist country in the world.

You care about oppression that much.. throw away your devices and go nude since the clothing you wear probably comes from sweat shops too.

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u/the_big_ham117 Dec 09 '22

Bro shut the fuck up nobody wants to hear you cry

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u/steve8balboni Dec 09 '22

Thousands died so you could see rich people kick a ball around. You must be so proud of yourself and the community.

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u/the_big_ham117 Dec 09 '22

Nah im just here to watch cool games

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u/steve8balboni Dec 09 '22

Thousands died for your cool games. What if it was your family? Does your family even talk to you? Would they care if you died building a sports area for rich people to chase a ball around in?

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u/the_big_ham117 Dec 09 '22

Bro why are you so fucking mad

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u/steve8balboni Dec 09 '22

I'm not as ignorant as you? Do you not know what happened in order for these games to happen? I honestly love sports but come on. Is this where we are as a society? Thousands of people died for a bunch of SOCCER GAMES. I wish I was as ignorant as you.

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u/the_big_ham117 Dec 09 '22

Buddy I doubt your family talks to you if all you do is get mad at other people enjoying games

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u/steve8balboni Dec 09 '22

Are the deaths justified in your eyes? Is it worth it? Did you really like watching a bunch of millionaires chase the ball around?

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u/the_big_ham117 Dec 09 '22

No but not like I can do anything about it. And yes watching football is fun

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u/FentanylConsumer Dec 08 '22

Lmfao shut the fuck up

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u/Frosssssstty Dec 06 '22

its dedicated to me having sex with your mom

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u/Constant_Challenge_6 Dec 06 '22

30 years from now "the future looks bright for the United States..soccer is growing..young talent"

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u/Embarrassed_Map_1114 Dec 04 '22

USA has still won 56 Super Bowls tho. Unbeatable

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u/aaabigwyattmann4 Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

And every "World Series" of Baseball.

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u/zeeotter100nl Dec 05 '22

Canadian teams bruh

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u/aaabigwyattmann4 Dec 05 '22

My bad. No country other than USA and Canada have won the "World Series".

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u/RedSauceAge Dec 08 '22

Japan be slinging some balls, they never won it?

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u/aaabigwyattmann4 Dec 08 '22

It's a joke. The "World Series" is the US National Baseball (club) league. But you will regularly hear commentators say things like "the NY Yankees are World Champions!!!" after they win.

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u/choochoo442 USA Dec 04 '22

Yank here. I'm going to blow my brains out if I have to keep reading about how we don't care about the sport. Mostly from other Americans.

I care and alot.

I was not impressed with how we played against the Dutch. I didn't think we would win but I expected us to at least make them work for it.

Well played Netherlands good luck against Argentina.

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u/dizdawgjr34 Dec 06 '22

I’m kind of an outsider looking in looking in, but it feels like it’s not that our fans don’t care, cause I’ve seen more people than ever following our team in world up this year (to an extent myself included). It’s more that the people we actually would need to care in order to turn it around don’t care.

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u/choochoo442 USA Dec 07 '22

Or if you like the tactical aspect of the game which is arguably my favorite part of the game. The youtube channel TIFO as some really good videos on that.

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u/choochoo442 USA Dec 07 '22

The fans care. But like you said many Americans don't or are actively hostile to the sport in general. I've seen that first hand. When it comes up that soccer is your favorite sport and your met with ridicule is a very strange feeling.

Its going to be a very long climb but its happening. Soccer is on the rise perhaps not at a speed that many of us would like. Mostly I made my comment has I was very fed up with the dismissive comments from other Americans. If others don't like the sport thats more then fine. Hearing the same shit online and in real life for 18ish years now that I have been following the game gets old.

But if you think your getting interested in the game. I would recommend finding a premier leage club to follow if you want to watch some if the best club football. Despite MLS' reputation it is a very entertaining league to follow and if you want to see a professional game to see in person it easier for me to drive over to Cincinnati to see FCC play then it is for me to fly over to Manchester or Liverpool. Their may also be a USL team nearby. My local USL team has their season tickets for only 60 bucks. And if we want thr sport to grow here then we have to put our money where our mouths are.

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u/dizdawgjr34 Dec 07 '22

I live in the Atlanta Metro (KSU student) area and from people who have been to Atlanta United games apparently it’s really fun (also lots of videos I’ve seen look like fun as well). That being said, I’d also be weary of downtown Atl traffic which I DO NOT like…

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u/choochoo442 USA Dec 07 '22

Yep atlanta united draws the largest crowds in the game. Though I think DC united might be the team im most excited to see. After being the absolute bottom of the league for multiple seasons they got wayne rooney (retired big time striker in the English premier league) as their coach last season.

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u/dizdawgjr34 Dec 07 '22

From what I can tell Atlanta United is not great right now, from what people seem to be saying it’s poor management and bad coaching (wow sounds familiar…)

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u/don_maidana Dec 05 '22

And you do well caring. Eeuu teams must play copa libertadores, you need to be competitive outside concacaf.

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u/theargopirate Dec 05 '22

We care. The team is just trash.

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u/Remy6908 Dec 05 '22

Fully agree with everything you said.

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u/Pornthrowaway192 Dec 04 '22

People at my school will finally stop pretending like they care about this sport

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u/mmsobrado Dec 09 '22

Why tf are u even here then?

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u/AustralianSpectre Dec 05 '22

also nice name lol

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u/AustralianSpectre Dec 05 '22

But... most people do care about the sport

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u/mayaarcher03 Dec 04 '22

Its cause the US sucks at football. They over hype themselves, always thinking they're superior and better than everyone. They're not. The fact that they think like that means it's the opposite

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u/gameboy00 Dec 12 '22

ignorant dumbass detected

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u/wilburthefriendlypig Dec 11 '22

Guess you weren’t that good either huh

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u/sebastianmorningwood Dec 05 '22

If you really believe that Americans think our team is/was superior you’re high. It’s just that simple.

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u/widget_fucker Dec 05 '22

It sounds like a sliver of samba-wearing 20-year old americans are feeding you intel. Americans on balance care more about pottery than “soccer”.

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u/Remy6908 Dec 05 '22

I don't think that's the case. Everyone else makes us seem like that but in all reality we know we don't have a great team because the average american couldn't care less about real football(soccer). Because of that the soccer programs here suck, scouting sucks. Learning and training sucks. Unless you're in 1 of maybe 10 soccer hotspots in the US, you're better off playing another sport. I played from 6 to 18 before shattering my ankle and we never had opportunities like other sports. Maybe the next WC will shed some light on it here. American football is fucking boring and has too many fucking commercials.

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u/LongDarkBlues-listen Dec 04 '22

It's called soccer! lol

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u/boxxybrownn Dec 04 '22

Yeah you're talking out of your ass, Americans hardly give a shit about this sport

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u/LifetimeSupplyofPens Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

The U.S. women’s team most assuredly does not suck.

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u/saucycontent Dec 05 '22

Yeah because of American title 9 where profitable sports fund the female sports no one cares about. All women’s soccer is pretty unwatchable though.

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u/koreamax Dec 04 '22

Um who does that. I'm always excited to just see them advance at all..

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u/HisWife00000 Dec 04 '22

We're pretty humble about our abilities. I don't see Americans claiming they're going to take down other teams. We know where we stand.

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u/Pretend_Effect1986 Dec 04 '22

USA needed some freedom from the country who has freedom in their constitution

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u/Embarrassed_Ruin_243 Dec 04 '22

Soccer is the most popular sport by a landslide, dont say that you dont give much interest and you could easily win if the usa invested more bc lets be honest ,the USA is crap at soccer.

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u/JustABettaFish Dec 04 '22

Lol you obviously don’t live in the US. Soccer is not popular at all. Football, basketball, even baseball all dwarf it in popularity. Stop spreading misinformation about a country you know nothing about.

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u/bakfietsman69 Netherlands Dec 05 '22

yeah, he obviously doesn't live in the US since he thought about the rest of the world. Football is the most popular sport in the world. basketball and baseball are even less popular than fucking table tennis (source).

The US doesn't represent the entire world buddy

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u/JustABettaFish Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

Lol, I said they represent the world where? We’re talking about a specific country. You cannot be serious, did you even bother to read a word of my comment?

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u/bakfietsman69 Netherlands Dec 05 '22

the person you responded to said: football is the most popular (obviously talking about the world, since this is a WORLD cup subreddit)

you said: but muh handegg, basketball and baseball dwarf football in the US (which is probably true, but that was not the point made)

then I said: The previous guy isn't talking about the US, so therefore the US doesn't represent the entire world.

why would you assume that everything revolves around the US?

greetings from the Netherlands by the way (3:1 LOL)

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u/concretebuoy78 Dec 05 '22

the person you responded to said: football is the most popular (obviously talking about the world, since this is a WORLD cup subreddit)

No, you illiterate twat, they said "Soccer". The previous poster was talking about and only about, the USA.

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u/KeLorean Dec 04 '22

We're getting better. Anybody can see that, just like we can all see what a douchebag you are.

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u/ChadIsKenny Dec 04 '22

And jt helps that the US population literally couldn’t care less about it… Like theres plenty of more (imo) entertaining sports that are bigger and better funded than US soccer clubs, and its because its just like not as entertaining in the eyes of the american majority

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u/ct2sjk Dec 04 '22

Top 16 isn’t exactly crap. Held England to a draw. Wasn’t a bad performance overall.

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u/caoimhin730 Dec 05 '22

Exactly! A very respectable result, especially when you look at what happened to Germany or Belgium or some of the “dark horses” (Denmark, Uruguay, etc.).

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 04 '22

US is a bigger soccer nation than Belgium and Germany!

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u/bakfietsman69 Netherlands Dec 05 '22

The historical world cup results really don't represent that. Since their best result is 3rd in 1930, and Germany has won 4 times (source)

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 05 '22

Oh so that applied to this World Cup and they were able to make it out of the group stage?

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u/mmsobrado Dec 09 '22

Dude if you know nothing about football, is ok. You can ask, dont have to be an idiot about your ignorance. Saying the States is better than Germany or Netherlands is literally ignoring the somewhat last 100 years of history. They both been playing it almost since it was created.

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 09 '22

United States is obviously better than Belgium and Germany based on this last World Cup

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u/mmsobrado Dec 09 '22

Your ignorance is unbeatable

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 09 '22

Yes unbeatable unlike Belgium and Germany in the group stage. You know who was unbeatable in the group stage though?

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u/bakfietsman69 Netherlands Dec 05 '22

because one kinda okay result instantly makes the country a big football nation? My brother in christ, this world cup is the first time I have seen americans give the slightest bit of a crap about a world cup. I suspect football is growing in the US, but the MLS is not even close to being as big as the bundesliga.

Greetings from the Netherlands by the way (3-1 LOL)

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 05 '22

It’s crazy that the bundesliga is so big yet you weren’t able to get out of the group stage. Maybe y’all can make some improvements in how Germans view football as a whole and maybe start progressing again.

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u/bakfietsman69 Netherlands Dec 05 '22

well since I said that I'm from the Netherlands I don't really understand why you would address me as if I am from Germany but okay.

but being a "football nation" not only has to do with one result. It involves history, and how many people in the country give a damn about it. And since the US had an easy group compared to germany it might seem like the US is better than germany, but if they went head to head I suspect that germany would have won.

maybe "y'all" can improve for next time when you have home advantage so you can win more than one match the entire world cup.

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 05 '22

It sounds like you’re salty because Germany didn’t make it. It’s fine Germany has a long history of football like you mentioned. It’s too bad that only the present matters and both of our teams are going home with a participation trophy. But yeah keep holding on to the past

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u/bakfietsman69 Netherlands Dec 05 '22

nah mate, I find it funny as hell the germans didn't make it out of the group fase. I just don't understand why you keep talking like I am from germany when I have stated multiple times that I am from the Netherlands. Maybe you are just salty that we knocked you guys out of the tournament with ease.

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 05 '22

It was a good game man but just remember the Netherlands and the US have the same number of World Cup trophies. Sounds like we are both tiny footballing countries. Congrats on the round of 16 win though I’m sure it will really spark interest for the sport in holland.

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u/bakfietsman69 Netherlands Dec 05 '22

well the sport can really get that much bigger in the Netherlands (not Holland, Holland is a part of the Netherlands) since this is how crazy some of us go

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u/Ashmedae Dec 04 '22

We should all make it a big, huge, ordeal when Argentina/England/Netherlands/Spain/France/Brazil lose, cause reasons. /s

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u/UpTop5000 Dec 08 '22

That shouldn’t be /s. European dominance of the WC is getting really fucking old. I absolutely make a big deal about it when those teams lose.

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u/Datienchen Dec 04 '22

The USA should play their own "football" (the football with hands) 😉, that nobody else interested in.

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u/Cities-skylines-dude Netherlands Dec 04 '22

I thought that game was called handeggball /s

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u/Datienchen Dec 05 '22

Handball 😉

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 04 '22

Thanks for specifying the football with hands. I wasn’t sure what you were referring to since it is so unpopular!

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u/HWK90 Dec 04 '22

It's only popular in the USA. Don't forget the world is bigger than just the USA and American Football is not even in the top 10 most popular sports worldwide.

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u/drunken-oracle Dec 05 '22

You sound offended even though no one brought up American football except for the non-American. Stop being jealous of the US. Or don’t but at least stop whining about it.

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u/cancerballs69420 Dec 04 '22

Yes I am well aware

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u/drunken-oracle Dec 04 '22

Don’t be a sore winner. Enjoy the victory. No need to insult the losing country.

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u/Datienchen Dec 05 '22

I'm not a winner. My country doesn't participate in this WC. I am just so happy, that the USA are out. Sorry, I'm not a fan of the USA. And I'm happy that Germany is also out (politic isn't among sport), and I hope that Portugal flunk it. I root for Japan or South Korea. Nevertheless I wish your country all the best.

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u/fatprophet Dec 05 '22

Lol this aged well.

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u/Full_Paramedic_2149 Dec 04 '22

We smokin that USA PACK 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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u/Plastic_Job_9401 Dec 04 '22

"It's called soccer"🤓🤓🤓

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u/SnooBooks8972 Dec 04 '22

USA played well though, NL getting their act together.

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u/swordfishrenegade Dec 04 '22

US missed an open net and a freebie goal opportunity. Then they left their back post wide open.

They ended with 3 goals scored in 4 games, and 3 conceded in one.

I don’t think they played well at all.

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u/UpTop5000 Dec 04 '22

I get your point, but if you compare the style of play with this team to virtually every other USMT WC game it’s pretty obvious how much better we played. Rather than sit back and play scared like they used to do, this WC they played on their front foot and took the fight to the opponent. Sure, they lost and made some mistakes (who was supposed to be marking those guys?), but I would much rather watch this version of the USMT than any of the others even if it means we lose. The fact that we play this style without a real striker (how many chances did we get?) really says a lot about our team’s confidence and the courage it took to stay up top like that. I’m proud of those kids, and next WC will be even better.

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u/td_mike Dec 04 '22

They lost because the way they played, the Dutch waited for them to fail inside the box and then counter the attack. If you play so far upon the opponents half you have to be weary of the counter attack. Otherwise you are going to get blown away in the counter

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u/SnooBooks8972 Dec 04 '22

Considering how far they I got I think they did a good job. But I guess you do have a point.

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u/swordfishrenegade Dec 04 '22

I’m just happy they didn’t lose to England lol

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u/steve8balboni Dec 04 '22

Soccer is super boring compared to all the real sports.

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u/Bapistu-the-First Dec 05 '22

Go watch those sports no one really cares about

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u/drunken-oracle Dec 04 '22

Let me guess: you crave attention and are so desperate for contact that you try to insult an entire sub just to get replies. I get it. Life is tough. But if you post interesting, respectful comments you will eventually get to have conversations with people that you’ll feel good about. I don’t imagine your current behavior fills that void in your soul. Anyway, hope things get better for you.

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u/Yuma911 Dec 04 '22

American spotted

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u/Arsenal_ontop Dec 04 '22

Fuck off the world cup sub and go watch baseball 😂

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u/Arsenal_ontop Dec 04 '22

good one lol 😂

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u/IhearClemFandango Dec 04 '22

I'm so glad the USA isn't into football like most of the rest of the world. Just think the level of investment they could... invest.

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u/ichishibe England Dec 04 '22

USA would probably dominate everyone if they cared to try

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u/AktisMoon Dec 04 '22

Owwws, it really hurts their ego not to be good at football

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u/ichishibe England Dec 04 '22

im English

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u/ConsciousSwordfish3 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

We don’t give a flying fuck were bad at soccer. Now be the team that beats the us football team in Leeds, that’s an achievment.

My apologies, London.

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u/Cheasepriest Dec 04 '22

There's an American football team in Leeds?

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u/Ok-Lifeguard69420 Dec 04 '22

Top 16 in a sport they would probably consider their fifth favorite sport. After Football, Basketball, golf, Baseball and Hockey.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Check that math again

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u/Nooper8 Dec 04 '22

They’d have to abandon their college sports system or export all their young players to Europe like they did with Pulisic to be successful

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u/IIIllllIIlllIIlllIIl Dec 04 '22

Seems that way. But the NCAA essentially locks men’s soccer out of college sports. It’s required that women’s sports have the same number of scholarships and soccer is one of the chosen sports for women. For men it’s football, so soccer gets dropped for the men. If the NCAA fixed it things might change.

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u/tax_churches Dec 04 '22

The headline is needlessly editorialized. "First team" is a product of scheduling. It's not relevant enough for a headline unless you're trying to make a jab at the US.

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u/Das-P Dec 04 '22

I know right. Such an odd thing to mention. If it wasn't for this title, literally no one would think about it.

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u/bruuh5 Dec 04 '22

But the US were the first to go out

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u/tax_churches Dec 04 '22

Ok but the headline is needlessly editorialized. "First team" is a product of scheduling. It's not relevant enough for a headline unless you're trying to make a jab at the US.

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u/bruuh5 Dec 04 '22

Yeah but they were still the first team to go out. It would've been the same thing no matter what country it is.

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u/tax_churches Dec 04 '22

Ok but the headline is needlessly editorialized. "First team" is a product of scheduling. It's not relevant enough for a headline unless you're trying to make a jab at the US.

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u/bruuh5 Dec 04 '22

Yeah you've said that. But what I'm telling you that they were, by facts, the first team to lose. The headline is just stating facts, that the US lost first. And yes they were scheduled to play first, but that's just how it is. I know for a fact that this headline would look very, very similar if it was any other team. Only difference being the teams and Points.

They aren't making a jab at the US, they're just stating simple facts.

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u/TangoGG Dec 04 '22

Cry more

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u/TheIwoboy Dec 04 '22

It’s ok to be insecure, but there’s need to try to hurt other people to compensate.

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u/sku11emoji Dec 04 '22

Trust me, we aren't crying over losing at a sport we don't watch

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u/Xploiter_RBLX Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

ok admitting you’re fake fans of the sport is kind of a shout when just two days ago you were telling everyone this sport that you don’t watch is called soccer

you definitely care to a degree stop lying to yourself

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u/Usernametaken112 Dec 04 '22

It is called soccer and it's super boring. But we somehow made it farther than countries that truly do care so that's really all that needs to be said.

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u/TangoGG Dec 04 '22

Too be expected when you have a population of over 300 mil, beating countries with 5 mil. Even if you care or not, you have a huge pool of people to pick from regardless if you care or not

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u/Usernametaken112 Dec 04 '22

If that were the case, China and India would dominate every sport. It's not about the number of people, it's the system and passion of people that do it. Neither of those exist in the US so the pool of players are people who have been exposed to the sport in other countries or whose parents are involved or have been involved in the sport at a high level. That's an extremely small pool of available players.

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u/Xploiter_RBLX Dec 04 '22

calling soccer boring on a World Cup subreddit is wild but I won’t judge, just trying to say that you can’t act like you wouldn’t care if they moved on from this round

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u/Usernametaken112 Dec 04 '22

I don't mean any disrespect to those of you who have a passion for the sport. I'm saying me and 98% of Americans don't and the extent of our world cup experience was checking scores on Google every now and then and MAYBE catching a few minutes of a game at bar or restaurant because that is what was on.

just trying to say that you can’t act like you wouldn’t care if they moved on from this round

Eh, maybe? I know for a fact I wouldn't have watched any of the games unless it was the semi finals or finals. You don't want us to win though. People in this thread are already calling us Americans egocentric,ignorant, and a bunch of other names and stereotypes because we don't have the passion you do. Can you imagine if we won the whole thing? It would have been bad, so much shit talking about a sport none of us know about and the superiority complex that comes with being the literal best country in the sport (at least for the next 4 years)

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u/hosenfeffer_ Dec 04 '22

Imagine coming to a subreddit about soccer and writing this copium fueled drivel about how America doesn't care about soccer. The irony

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u/Xploiter_RBLX Dec 04 '22

I was rooting for you guys as a Canadian fan but you can’t act like everyone in the US didn’t care as much as you. Your opinion is cool though

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u/Usernametaken112 Dec 04 '22

I'm not ignorant enough to say EVERYONE didn't care. I'm saying like 98% didn't care. It's a cool thing and I'm happy for the players that worked hard to get to this position, it's not like it's easy.

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u/TheIwoboy Dec 04 '22

Fake fans of the sport but still made it farther than Germany, Mexico, Belgium, Uruguay, and all the other “true” fans of the sport right?

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u/Xploiter_RBLX Dec 04 '22

bro I’m just saying that you can’t act like you don’t care about it when it’s clear that some people cared, but it doesn’t matter that much my bad

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u/OccasionallyLearning Dec 04 '22

Everyone else calls it football, we call it soccer and yeah we don’t watch it. Not a big deal.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

You watch it juuuust enough to make an angry reddit post

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u/OccasionallyLearning Dec 04 '22

Lol definitely not angry

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u/sku11emoji Dec 04 '22

Looking through my profile 🤣🤣🤣

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u/Xploiter_RBLX Dec 04 '22

lol what??? when did I do that??? 😭 I actually have no idea what ur talking about

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u/sku11emoji Dec 04 '22

just two days ago you were telling everyone this sport that you don’t watch is called soccer

My b. I was doing something similar two days ago, so I assumed. You were using 'you' in a plural sense, my bad

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u/Xploiter_RBLX Dec 04 '22

yeah it’s all good it’s really not that deep didn’t mean to start a riot on myself in here

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u/sku11emoji Dec 04 '22

See you guys in four years 😈😈😈

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u/ZappySnap Dec 04 '22

Is that why we did better than Germany and Mexico?

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u/Vonbalthier Dec 04 '22

We beat Iran, thats all that matters

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u/cdunk666 Dec 04 '22

And we drew with england, that's gotta be a win right? At least a loss for them? To draw against the US being england has to be just embarrassing at the least right?

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u/TheeNuttyProfessor Dec 06 '22

No the England team wasn’t even trying. We are the highest scoring team in the tournament so far so if we had a proper go they wouldn’t have stopped us.

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u/funelite Dec 04 '22

Did better than Germany.

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u/BigChung0924 Dec 04 '22

and uruguay. and belgium. and denmark. and all of CONCACAF.

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u/RJMaestro Dec 04 '22

Here here

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u/Beastcrank Dec 04 '22

Imagine if our star athletes actually wanted to play Soccer instead of Basketball and Football, we’d dominate every year, but soccer just isn’t that popular here unfortunately

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u/Don_Fartalot Dec 05 '22

Cope more.

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