There is going to come a time when the U.S. men’s national soccer team gets bounced unceremoniously from a qualifying tournament for the World Cup.
Even great soccer nations experience these calamities. England wasn’t part of the 1994 World Cup or the 2008 European Championship. The Netherlands, which came within a penalty shootout of a second consecutive World Cup final in 2014, failed to qualify for this summer’s Euro. With the flick of a switch, total football went into a total funk.
It will happen to the U.S. men some time, too. It just wasn’t supposed to happen now. ...
See the whole story here, from the WSJ.
Kicking Back Comments: Gone are the days that only people with "funny accents" know football.
BTW, best comment from a fan below with regard to this article. Fabulous idea.