Threedee wrote:The bottom line is that there is no history of greatness on the men's team. We had that 50s team which upset England, the afore-mentioned 1930 team, and a few teams that went deep. Meanwhile, the women's team came out of the gate as a great team.
I look forward to the future of the men's team, with developed players who are at least capable of playing for gold.
First of all there wasn't even a Women's World Cup until 1991, and the reason our women "came out of the gate a great team" is because they had a 20 year head start on the rest of the planet in developing their sport, and in another 20 years we won't be the same powerhouse we are now. It used to 2-3 other countries challenging us, now it's 10, and in 20 years it'll be 30.
So you're expecting the men to do the same even though they're competing with world soccer powers that have FAR superior leagues, infrastructure, academies and development programs in place for literally decades and decades longer than our men's program........and still continue to run laps around us in all those areas.
Stop comparing the two just because we're 'Merica, and everyone thinks we should just automatically win at everything cause it's us.