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Guy Caballero

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We are NEVER winning the WC...

Since 1990 (7 apps/26 matches), we have a total of 5 wins in the WC (group stage & knockout). You need to win 4 knockout matches to win a WC. We've only won 1 knockout match (v. MEX-2002). We only have 1 win v. EURO (POR-2002) (record: 1-5-12).

20+ years of MLS & 7 straight WC appearances and we are barely competitive in world soccer. We have a handful of players making appearances in the top soccer leagues. Only few feature prominently. We know we can't rely on MLS players in competitive matches. We are a mediocre soccer nation, at best. We would be lucky to qualify in CONMEBOL and would almost(?) never qualify in EURO. Qualification in Africa would be a toss up. Asia would be slightly better odds. Qualification in CONCACAF is a joke, and yet we still F'd it up. There are only 7 teams of any quality in the region, and 3 out of the top 5 make the WC. The 4th still has a shot at the WC v. Australia.

There are far better soccer nations than the US (NED, POR, COL, MEX, etc.) that have never won.

84 years / 20 tournaments & this is the list. If you are not on the list, you are a long shot, at best.

England (1966)
Uruguay (1930, 1950)

(ENG & URU are probably long shots as well).

(In response to this post by HowieT3)

Posted: 10/11/2017 at 12:00PM


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Have to think FIFA isn't thrilled about this. -- Lucius 10/11/2017 08:57AM
  USSF def receiving less sponsorship money ** -- The_Superhoo 10/12/2017 8:41PM
  Good point. how the hell did we not qualify ** -- CAVern 10/11/2017 10:41AM
  I thought we saved mexico from the playoff -- CAVern 10/11/2017 6:37PM
  Thanks ** -- CAVern 10/11/2017 9:39PM
  Unlike the benign NCAA ** -- demarn 10/11/2017 8:38PM
  We are NEVER winning the WC... -- Guy Caballero 10/11/2017 12:00PM
  I could see Belgium making some noise with some luck -- UVa 2002 10/11/2017 12:22PM
  There would still be cricket... ** -- ACME-Hoo 10/11/2017 10:03AM
  HTommyT4 is working on overcoming that. -- HowieT3 10/11/2017 10:22AM

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