So how much of a train wreck are >we going to look in 2016? Are there even any positives to note considering how awful 2015 was?
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As for my opinion, I am just astounded as to how Klinsmann still has the job. He doesn't even call in the best MLS players - inb4 euroboos - and still calls up overpaid fuckups like Dozy and has-been lazy shits like Bradley. The only saving grace is the u20 kids like Carter-Vickers, Steffen, Rubio, Zelalem and Hyndman who all train in Europe and upcoming wonderkids like Pulisic and (maybe) Lederman.
I am not looking forward to the Copa Memetenario and seeing us inevtiably pass through better teams with blatant refball like Memexico last gold cup. Alright, end rant
Hopefully you guys are shit enough to let us classify to the Hex 2bdesu
>caring about the national team in a non-World Cup year
I have a friend who plays for UC Berkeley soccer and he told me there's this fucking 6'3 black kid with an afro who's 18 right now who plays for UCLA that is basically a fucking monster tactically and is strong as shit in the air. He plays as a center back and is apparently the future of our defense
our problem was that our team couldn't open bunkers and we tied all our games at home except for a ridiculous defeat to Honduras, the problem with the US is that even small caribbean islands are outplaying them.
Pay for being a great club player but a shit national team player (Wayne Rooney, for example): $20 million per year
Pay for being a good national team player but a shit club player (Altidore): $0 per year
look up his international scoring record. He's one of the best ever in goals scored and goals per game, he's scored against Germany, Nigeria, Turkey, Spain, Mexico, Bosnia, Colombia, Chile, Denmark.
You can complain that we are so shit that there's not a great other option for him when he's on terrible form, but if you are honestly complaining about his productivity, you can be objectively btfo on that and you sound like an idiot who reads too many message boards.
But they don't get paid anywhere near as much as club players. The main incentive for these guys to play for the national team is to attract the interest of bigger clubs (like with James to Real in 2014 or to use a much smaller example, Yedlin to Tottenham in the same year).
Johnson is probably the only player good enough to hold down a spot at a decent European club. Bradley could theoretically do it, but he'd rather make more money and stay in North America.
>that's why you suck at football m8 here in mexico is football 24/7 365 days a year
True. But despite that, the US has actually done better at the World Cup than Mexico for the past 15 years or so. There's something deeply flawed about the way Mexico develops players if a soccer-crazy country with more than 100 million people can't even reach the World Cup Quarterfinals.
>Mexico has never went on past the quarterfinals and the few times it had was when they hosted the WC twice
>U.S has a 3rd place and won the only important game between us in 2002
>USA did better in one WC and did worse in another so it all evens out.
Yes, but the fact that it evens out is ridiculous. Soccer is Mexico's sport. It's pretty much all they care about. Soccer is our 5th-most popular sport at best. If you count NASCAR and golf as sports, then it drops down to 7th. This is a sport that 95% of the country couldn't care less about, and yet we still do as well as Mexico. It's just weird.
>US team somehow withstands Germany and the Nederlands
>shits the bed less than 6 months alter
what went so horribly wrong
>we (Netherlands) got to the finals in 2010, managed a third place in 2014 yet didn't qualify for 2016 against the likes of Turkey and Iceland
France wins the World Cup in 98, wins the Euro in 00 yet gets eliminated by debutants Senegal in 2002
Spain wins 3 major tournaments in a row then gets dicked 4-1 by us