Originally Posted by Lalli25
I disagree with the USA being Kentucky. We consistently make the World Cup which is like being ranked top 20 in football and make the round of 16, which is like making the BCS bowls or at least a New Year's Day bowl.
I never get why USA soccer gets crushed as being awful yet in reality they are top 20 in the world over the last 12-20 years.
I don't think of it that way.
The World Cup is not the top 32 teams in the world it's the teams that qualified.
For example a team like Sweden didn't make it this year, they were in the same group as Germany and then drew Portugal in the playoff (lost)
They are certainly better than a lot of teams in the field.
Also look at the teams we play against in qualifying compared to Europe, South America and maybe even Africa or Asia.