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Old 07-12-2007, 06:57 PM   #11
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What? Only 33 points? LOL.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:05 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by WhoDat205 View Post
I don't think physicality is a detriment in soccer...the reason we suck is because everyone plays football, so we're stuck with suburban, white-collar pansies like Landon Donovan on the National Team. You give Champ Bailey, Reggie Bush, Devin Hester a soccer ball at birth and you're winning World Cups like crazy. America has the best athletes, the best coches, the best facilities and the best supporters in the world. Bottom line...(execpt for Ichiro).
I agree that USA is one of the nations with the best athletes, the best coaches, and the best facilities. Australia is another. Australia, like USA, perform very well in most of the sports that are their national sports and moderately at other sports.

Physicality works up to a point in soccer. But not at top tournaments when skills and finesse wins.

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Old 07-15-2007, 10:20 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by UK_WhoDat View Post
Physicality works up to a point in soccer. But not at top tournaments when skills and finesse wins.

Totally agree. I just said it's not a detriment. I think the US has the athletes to be competitive internationally, they just all play football, baseball and basketball. I.e. the subject of this thread. If Chris Paul and LeBron had grown up with soccer balls instead of basketballs, the USMNT might not have been killed by Argentina at the Copa America last week.

But hey! LeBron and Paul can't beat Argentina at basketball, so maybe I'm crazy!
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