Give me a reason why Mexico isn't a solid National team
They have a diverse attack (Hernandez an excellent poacher, corona a winger with a style that every one obsesses about in modern football and Vela in being one of the best technical playmakers Mexico has ever had.
They plenty of options in the midfield (Guardado, Vasquez, Jonathan dos santos, Hector Herrera and even diego reyes)
And their defense is improving with up and coming players (salcedo, lopez etc etc)
I'd say they're top 12 desu senpai
>Chile (a meme beyond a meme)
Then you have meme countries like England , Colombia, Belgium who have a win streak and are hyped like no other but get exposed after a year or so. You have to remember that the "big" countries aren't the same as they were a few years ago. Spain for example.
How mad will Mexico be when the USA wins a world cup before they do?
>Give me a reason why Mexico isn't a solid National team
Nobody said that they weren't. I'm confident that they'll make it all the way to the Round of 16 at the next World Cup, and no further than that.
This would be funny as fuck, mainly because 90% of Americans wouldn't care and 90% of Mexicans would care. I don't see it happening, though, we would need a world-class player and a manager who knows how to park the bus, then pray that we can pull a Greece 2004.
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>hows the youth program for the USMNT?
Still not good. The college system, pay-to-play travel teams, and the bizarre inability of our massive latino population to produce any good players are all fucking us over. There have been some positive steps over the last few years (new training centers, better-funded MLS academies, more players choosing to go pro or play in Europe instead of going to college), but it takes time.
>idk if the problem lies on Klinsmann or your lack of talent (bar Bradley)
I mostly blame our lack of talent, but Klinsmann hasn't been great either. Personally, I think he makes a better technical director than a coach, instead of making him do both he should focus on being the director and let US Soccer bring in someone else, preferably a coach who knows how to win with limited talent instead of a guy who couldn't win the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
Our u20 team was good enough to hold the eventual u20 Champs to a goalless draw that had to be decides by penalties. We have kids in european youth academies and are just beginning to mature but they will eventually replace the current memery that is the currebt Usmnt. By 2026, we will have a solid team that might even be up there in the top 10
Everyone thought Bob Bradlel wasted our last good generation back in 2010 but that was the only time we played very tight as a team. I dont see why our shitty federation is obsessed with being the next Germany and play possessive ruthless soccer since there are many teams that are world class that pride themselves on rigid defending and counter attacking
Solid? At the moment, yes. Elite? No.
And that's always been the problem for Mexico...they can get out if their group at the World Cup, but you shouldn't expect then to actually win a game in the knockout round.
>getting to the world cup by beating some meme team from some shit country
>couldn't even get to quarter finals last world cup
>actually believe they're the best in concacaf
Mexicunts are the most deluded fans in all of soccer, it's not even close
The thing about England is, if they weren't English they'd be a top 5 nation in the world.
It's a shame their Englishness ruins them, because they'd be one hell of a team to watch.
Italy, Ukraine, Portugal, and Austria ranked too high,although not by much.
>I think he makes a better technical director than a coach
I see this idea spouted from time to time and I'm very curious as to what one bases this statement on?
I've been a youth soccer coach in one of the best soccer talent producing cities without an MLS team and can say, without any hint of doubt, that Klinnsman has had absolutely no effect (positively or negatively) on the development of the youth in my city.
>using cultural memes in a sports argument
>bashing other countries when yours in ruled by cartels and corrupt politicians
Go back to school Juan, you're making a fool of yourself
This is Mexico's best chance of getting past round of 16 since ever.
They have top in form striker
An up and coming potential class player
A team made up of non-domestic players.
and a pretty good bench.
Don't remember mexico having so many potential desu
>They have top in form striker
Huntelaar is pretty GOAT
>An up and coming potential class player
Literally our whole team is filled with kids like this
>A team made up of non-domestic players
>and a pretty good bench.
if by "good" you mean more kids with lots of potential, then yes
And we couldn't even make it to yuro 2016.
probably cause we lack discipline, we have the talent and balls maybe, but we are easily intimidated, and kinda shitty under pressure, i believe we could've easily won that match against Argentina not so long ago but at the last minutes we let em go with a tie. We rarely win at stuff so we don't know wth to do when we have the upperhand.
Poland is a bit overrated here but I think Nawalka made a good job of making Poland a top 20 side, the natural state. We have some quality but no depth outside of GKs and attack. Our main problem is that our defence is Swiss cheese because we really don't have good players there apart from Glik.
The big successes of Nawalka are restoring squad morale after 6 years of being absolutely shit and the grooming of Milik to create a quality duo with Lewa. Our attacking prowess was shown clearly in Georgia where we beat them 4-0 twice where others struggled. In between the GKs, Glik, Krycho, Milik and Lewa we have the foundations of a good team. If Grosicki had any finishing at all we'd have a great team. Blaszczykowski is past his prime, good to have but too injury prone. I'm hopeful for WC 2018 because we have a lot of promising youth (something Nawalka focuses on) and Krycho/Lewa will still be fine age-wise.