Why Americans suck at soccer (well, the men)

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Vox - 4 aylar önce
If you picture a soccer ball looking like this ⚽, you're not alone. But back in the early days of television they looked very, very different. Watch: http://bit.ly/2tf3RP5
Free Cuban Travelling
Free Cuban Travelling - Aylar önce
you are wrong borther ... many countries pay more money to they womens players than USA ... where they called first world but still keeping woman as s 2 class humans ........ Maybe if you say poor countries you will be right or if you say my country Cuba where they are amateurs and no politic important like baseball
Universal Technology
Universal Technology - 2 aylar önce
It's called football
Elizabeth Warzecha
Elizabeth Warzecha - 3 aylar önce
Vox k B.B.
Imortal122 - 3 aylar önce
WHat is a soccer?
sikid4000 - 3 aylar önce
Vox Women suck compared to men at every sport.
Arthur Bisneto
Arthur Bisneto - 5 saatler önce
AMERICA isin't bad at soccer the USA is.

please remember that :)
ESFitnessSavage - 15 saatler önce
I wasn't even aware there was an American soccer team or a "world cup" until 1991/1992
Jax The Disintegrator
Jax The Disintegrator - 22 saatler önce
They Suck 🇫🇷🎆😂
ErRaptorizing - Gün önce
To all the Americans saying that soccer is a secondary sport, it might be in the US but certainly not in the world. Look it up, every single country and region in the entire WORLD plays football. Syria, despite all the wars going on there, continue to play football and almost qualified for the World Cup. Hell, even North Korea plays football and the players are indeed allowed to leave the country when it comes to football. Every country that you think of, it plays football and has it's own league, and it's own national team. While the USA, instead of focusing and improving the best and most popular sport int the world, chooses to focus on smaller sports, American Football, which is only played in the US, and baseball, which is only played in the USA and some Latin countries like Cuba and Puerto Rico. Maybe if the USA stopped considering football as a secondary sport, and "not a real man's sport" they would be better.
J Brew
J Brew - Gün önce
Because American men prefer basketball, American football, and baseball. The only people that play are Immigrants and privilege kids.
Varrel - Gün önce
Slagle Bagel
Slagle Bagel - Gün önce
Well now a days most men like myself for example don’t like soccer. Prefer more American sports like football, baseball, basketball
Cool Cool
Cool Cool - Gün önce
"lmao it's football not soccer that's why americans are bad" Apparently EU beats us at spamming unoriginal jokes too.
Perozz - 2 gün önce
Maybe because you call it soccer
Jaive 75
Jaive 75 - 3 gün önce
I think USA needs me ?! If Yes I Am COMING!!
Teidi - 3 gün önce
My take is that essentially youth player development in Europe is controlled by professional clubs while in US it still follows College development system which has other prioritiesand isnt as professional or has the same budget to the implementation of a competitive youth system.
Jesus-kun - 3 gün önce
How triggered do you think vox would be if someone made a video titled “Why Americans Suck at Baseball (well, the women)”
J Thomas
J Thomas - 14 saatler önce
Honestly they wouldn't care.
Jerry Terry
Jerry Terry - 3 gün önce
American soccer needs to get a grip or lose.......
Kenny Cartajena
Kenny Cartajena - 3 gün önce
If the men’s and the woman’s team went against each other the men would win because the girls don’t go against the same teams the men’s soccer does
nıl roman
nıl roman - 4 gün önce
why do you call it soccer? it's football because you use your foot to kick a ball, just like handball or basketball or baseball or volleyball
MASBLAST23 - 4 gün önce
Most Americans just don't like soccer it's really that simple it's not really a( true )American sport like football is
gregthestoner - 4 gün önce
Yes they can catch up as long as Viola Johnson is on their team
Retro Gamer
Retro Gamer - 5 gün önce
1:09 and dept 🤧🤗
chicken leg
chicken leg - 5 gün önce
Its Football not soccer
Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin - 7 gün önce
Poland sucks in football too
CrYpTiC_ Infinity yt
CrYpTiC_ Infinity yt - 7 gün önce
Because the sport sucks
Game Master
Game Master - 8 gün önce
If world wargame exist america definitely win it cuz they have strong military
All That Jazz
All That Jazz - 8 gün önce
I mean the us isn’t that bad they are 23rd in the world
Artemis Jones
Artemis Jones - 9 gün önce
Well because Soccer is not an american sport. The only reason its over here is because of all the immigrants
Amrit_ Singh_316
Amrit_ Singh_316 - 10 gün önce
The nfl took all the American sports fans
BayernLucario25 YT
BayernLucario25 YT - 10 gün önce
The men are better than the women in the US
Jack Martelli
Jack Martelli - 10 gün önce
America just sucks. It's that simple, the rest of the world is to good.
Big Dick Bandit
Big Dick Bandit - 10 gün önce
Americans don't like to flop which is a key component to futbol
TheWhatever Show
TheWhatever Show - 10 gün önce
They suck thats why they called it soccer
The Almighty Cow Goddess
The Almighty Cow Goddess - 11 gün önce
Do you mean football
Viktor Wolf van Eeden
Viktor Wolf van Eeden - 11 gün önce
It is because most men who are good at sports are doing ''football'' and basketball.
Finlay McEwan
Finlay McEwan - 11 gün önce
@3:40 'Americans even stole British and Scottish talent' - you do know Scotland is part of Britain right
Chrixstopher - 11 gün önce
Dude the men's soccer team could beat the womens 15-0 in a 90 minute match lol. They just appear better because they're versing other women.
LORDx NILL - 13 gün önce
It's football.. Idiot
C3NSORZ KH28 - 13 gün önce
The women have no real competition
fcuking Sg Invain
fcuking Sg Invain - 14 gün önce
LeBlond - 14 gün önce
alex alex
alex alex - 15 gün önce
Lol he couldn't score penalty 😂😂😂😂
Phil Df
Phil Df - 16 gün önce
The 4 main American sports were all created in North America (American football is obviously based on rugby football), not exactly a coincidence
Shrek Scarce
Shrek Scarce - 16 gün önce
Americans aren’t just as passionate on soccer than people across the world.
3unmatchable - 16 gün önce
2022 world cup america will make it to round 2 the round of 16 and then lose
Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer - 16 gün önce
Ryan0123ify - 17 gün önce
It's because the USA tried to manage the game the American way. To start, football (not soccer) was an European sport. They have not managed a proper football league. They should look up to the Europeans (the OGs) on how to manage a proper league. Don't try to be a smartass.
I don’t Know what I’m doing, help
Literally soccer is a terrible sport so it alright that the nations bad at it
What The Fuck is this
What The Fuck is this - 18 gün önce
Im American and i love soccer but we do not suck we aren’t as good as say Brazil,England,Germany,and France but we are decent and the reason we suck is because most of us don’t care like we don’t have to be like England or everywhere else everyone’s culture is different appreciate it.
StuffTube - 18 gün önce
Plus there is less competition for women...
other countries hardly have women programs.
Premier Toca
Premier Toca - 18 gün önce
When we start playing street soccer in the neighborhoods across the states, more futsal, soccer during recess and just overall making it a part of our culture as we do baseball, football, & basketball, only then will we not suck as much! Hard to say if that will ever happen. In the mean time GO USWNT!
Nathan McKenzie
Nathan McKenzie - 18 gün önce
Worst U.S. finish at the World Cup was in 1998 when they finished 32nd (not 16th in 1934 as the video describes).
BEAR Shark
BEAR Shark - 19 gün önce
There are good American Players but do they can’t get known
NUggET ShiStAr
NUggET ShiStAr - 19 gün önce
AL - 20 gün önce
That's because MLS does NOT have promotion and relegation!!
Combine this with the fact that MLS is VERY, VERY YOUNG (established in 1993), MLS is not tough and not competitive enough!
General Grizzy
General Grizzy - 20 gün önce
"British & Scottish talents"... Jesus Christ...
Roy spitzer
Roy spitzer - 20 gün önce
Conner Madison
Conner Madison - 20 gün önce
Ah yes we are bad at soccer but better at everything else. I mean we could literally blow your country off the face of the Earth 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
Jimmy Jones
Jimmy Jones - 20 gün önce
because you call it soccer and you dont even recognize CR7 and messi because when you love football and dont even know the greats..it sums it all..
TUNUPDITING - 20 gün önce
Because in America man do not have masculinity they have to just stop in skirt and blue advertisement they have to act like women they are not really man they are like part man part woman and a lot of American women especially the black one look like men if you don't believe me take a walk through Brooklyn and look at the females the equipment just like men think like man so that's why they are better at the game
Sydney Robinson
Sydney Robinson - 21 gün önce
Why do europeans get so triggered over soccer=football. Cringy little children
Tom Curley
Tom Curley - 21 gün önce
They fail because its football not that moron term soccer simple
Stephanie  Madden
Stephanie Madden - 21 gün önce
Maybe start by calling it football everybody else calls the game football and has been doing so for the last 125 years! We humour Americans when they are in earshot and raise an eyebrow at the hubris of said individuals.
Sean Arnold
Sean Arnold - 21 gün önce
Lol at the amount of dislikes this video got... I am just imagining a bunch of butthurt dudes going, "No one says merica sucks at anything! MERICA! WAGHHHHHHHH!"
Funny, but also kind of sad at the same time... I mean... it's just facts that we don't have a good soccer team... what's to dislike?
Anyway, still don't really care about sports in general, I'd rather be playing/creating a video game. I can exercise without having to touch a bunch of sweaty dudes thank you very much.
Lucie Dowling
Lucie Dowling - 22 gün önce
It’s funny because American kids are really good at soccer
bossmt2 - 22 gün önce
The Eurosnobs are strong in this comment thread. That being said, the fact that the USFA and ASL have different acronyms is hardly weird or irregular. English FA hosts the English Premier League, the Spanish FA runs Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional. Don't pretend like lots of choices are why American soccer failed. American soccer failed because of a lack of a professional league and coupling that with a lack of a clear vision. The youth development is so poor and still is so poor even though it's much better now. If we had a decently organized vision then things would be better. MLS should be requiring if not incentivising teams to include young players from their academy. That's the path to American greatness. It isn't relying on great hopes like Pulisic, Adams, McKennie and Weah to develop on their own, it's developing players in MLS and then moving them along to other top leagues.
petrol devo
petrol devo - 22 gün önce
Soccer sucks, hell id rather watch paint dry.....
Wes Roots
Wes Roots - 23 gün önce
You seriously think men's football is comparable to women's football. Whoever decided on the title is insane
Lacks Toast Intolerantly ✅
Most guys play nfl. And the ones that don’t, don’t have good teams to join as a kid
5D3B1 - 24 gün önce
I have played soccer against Brazilians, and there good, some of them, but they are beatable on the amacher level. The stereo type that Americans suck isn't true.
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Delto - 25 gün önce
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Basically I only speak freedom.
Delto - 25 gün önce
America. Does. Not. Like. Soccer.
The women can't play any other sport thats recognized highly besides soccer.
Delto - 25 gün önce
Americans don't like soccer, we prefer other sports.
The men dont see soccer as a sport, women in america like soccer because they CAN'T play football, rarely play basket, softball (eh), and track (meh)
So bascially, Men like other sports, women are forced to play soccer.
Also American athletes are way superior.
Pranay Debnath
Pranay Debnath - 25 gün önce
Whenever you see someone like zlatan or ronaldo shoot the ball from an impossible distance with a curve in mid air and get the goal it fills your veins with adrenaline all over and when you see someone like messi dribbling 4-5 players and score it leaves you awestruck that wtf just happened. Football is magical. Americans are missing out sheer magic and running around with rugby balls in hand.
OffRoad - 26 gün önce
Growing up in Germany (Military Brat) in the late 70's before moving and attending college in the US I grew up with and played Football (Soccer). About 10yrs ago I watched a few MLS games and they sucked! Poorly converted baseball or football fields with the lines still printed on them. It was all a joke to me. This year I tuned into a MLS game an was amazed at the huge progress the MLS has made. Why? Because of the large amount of immigrants now living here with the love for the sport. Also because of the many players that have transferred from other countries to play for MLS. This is also why the US team sucks at World Cup, most players in US are foreigners not US. Now that salaries have gotten MUCH larger for MLS players will see what happens.
Peter - 26 gün önce
all women suck at football
swapnarka arnan
swapnarka arnan - 26 gün önce
American women team is actually good
Huzaifa Rangwala
Huzaifa Rangwala - 26 gün önce
Do one of India
K3SH1VA - 26 gün önce
I'm from the Caribbean, specifically from Trinidad and Tobago,the same country that stopped the U.S from being qualified for FIFA 2018. In Trinidad football is very very popular, every 10 year old in Trinidad is somewhat athletic. In the U.S most 10 year old is obese and plays Fortnite. The U.S have so much proper training facilities for those who play football and other sports but they don't take advantage of it, they waste it. In Trinidad although we are one of the richest Caribbean countries, we do not have proper facilities and assistance from the government to fund our sports teams, but yet we still defeated the U.S
Calix - 26 gün önce
Just because the women’s team won the WOMENS World Cup doesn’t mean they don’t suck at soccer (as athletes)
Mike Gee
Mike Gee - 26 gün önce
..because we see " soccer" as a little kids game ( the WEAK men who CANT take being hit by a REAL man play soccer)..
Amogh Mantha
Amogh Mantha - 26 gün önce
soccer players in the US get paid nothing comparred to europe, i know a guy who was going to play for the seattle sounders but switched his career to become a psycologist because the 40,000$ yearly pay for soccer wasnt enough for him to support himself in expensive seattle
Jason Vyzer
Jason Vyzer - 27 gün önce
Meh, it's not because we lack the talent. We lack the interest. Also, the lack of the internet and satellite TV meant that our continent was mostly isolated from our brothers across the pond while soccer was evolving into what it is today. We did our thing and we did it our way; other sports became more popular and now very few young Americans aspire to be professional soccer players. Our men's team is always going to be comprised or men who, most likely, weren't good enough to play football, baseball, hockey, or basketball. I challenge any country to win a cup with a team comprised of third string players
Amazing Havlect
Amazing Havlect - 27 gün önce
Hits ball directly to the goal


Daniel Christenson
Daniel Christenson - 27 gün önce
Main issue is due to the aforementioned reasons in this video no one plays soccer in the US. Its not that Americans are "lazy" or "not athletic" , if that were the case why do we consistently finish highly in the Olympics? It comes down to popularity and youth grow up playing the big three (Basketball, Baseball, and American Football) leaving soccer to be equal if not behind other sports like swimming or tennis.
Kian Andres
Kian Andres - 27 gün önce
im surprises they ever even made it into the world cup!
awesoeCAMI - 27 gün önce
To all the people complaining about American football not using feet:
It's called running.
Karma - 27 gün önce
oke with respect we shouldn’t count women’s football before 10 years ago.
because it wasn’t taken serious. the quality of play was pretty low.
it is getting better but it is still very hard to make a living from playing football as a women.
so many do it as a hobby instead of their job.
Reilly - 27 gün önce
"...Stole British and Scottish talent." Scotland is part of Britain. If you mean English, say English. - A Scot
Zart - 28 gün önce
It's actually called soccer not futbol.
Just like a police officer is not called a cop.
Stop using slang in common language...
Zart - 28 gün önce
Next up:
*Why Europeans Suck at Football (All of them)*
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 27 gün önce
Oh...that makes sense lol
Zart - 27 gün önce
+Zlatan Ibrahimovic I'm talking about Football, not Futbol ('soccer').
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 27 gün önce
But they're the best at it, with South America. You guys are the ones that haven't even made it to a World Cup quarter finals...
Ali Ahsan
Ali Ahsan - 28 gün önce
Um actually, it's called football

I'm joking
Btw it really is called football
Sam Henrion
Sam Henrion - 28 gün önce
Also the women suck compared to the men
AtlasNovack - 28 gün önce
We’re bad at it because soccer is dumb. You’re actively not using your hands unless you’re the goalie.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 27 gün önce
No sport is dumb, especially not football
Filthy Capitalist
Filthy Capitalist - 28 gün önce
Princeton and Rutgers played the first football game, not Harvard and Yale.
Also, lots of people whining about the use of "soccer" here. Quite amusing, really.
Kyanite - 28 gün önce
Apple pie is not American.
It’s British
Kyanite - 28 gün önce
Apple pie is now American.
It’s British
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 28 gün önce
If they want to call football soccer leave them be...
Anime shot
Anime shot - 28 gün önce
Wait . . .this doesn't seen right
J Hanley
J Hanley - 28 gün önce
In the USA, didn't we used to play American football with our feet? Then someone came to their senses and picked it up and threw it. That's how it started, and they never changed the name.
Jack Smith
Jack Smith - 28 gün önce
No one watches women's football