Friday, June 19, 2009

U.S. Men's Soccer Team Unfit for World Competition

The U.S. Men's Soccer Team is surprisingly unfit for serious international competition. They have lost their last two games against two of the world's best teams. Recently, they lost a match to Costa Rica that any American team should have been expected to win easily.

But that's the sort of teams they must expect to meet in world competition.

They will get a chance to test themselves again on Sunday against Egypt, which has this year won the African Championship.

Although the U.S. Team was playing without some of its best defenders (Cherundolo, Heyduk, and Bocanegra are all injured) the poor play by the offense was disgraceful.

The U.S. has qualified for World Cup play in 2010, but they might as well stay home at this rate. CLICK TO READ MORE


Irene said...

The US has an easy road to qualify for the World Cup. Almost as easy as Australia's. But, as Tony always claims, Australia had it too hard for many years, because they had to beat the 5th place South American team in a two game home-away series to qualify. I always said - if you can't beat the 5th best South American team, then you don't deserve to be in the World Cup Finals. What do you think??

Bud said...

I think the U.S. nor Australia may never qualify if we had to confront the sorts of teams that European countries do on the way to the Cup. On the other hand, you're right "deserving".

If you want to go to the big dance, you should probably at least learn to do the Samba.

Bud said...

pardon the double negative.