Why Americans suck at soccer (well, the men)

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Vox - 8 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
llsrx - 6 gün önce
+Mark Grayson Wow, that's really interesting. Are other US sports less expensive? $2,500 club fee seems ridiculously expensive. In the UK you could create your own amateur club for about that much money, and have it play in a local league against other teams. And kit costs not included either! Nor even a club coach! What the hell were the club fees paying for!? Probably there are other parents in the same position as you: I'd look into renting pitch time and making your own club, if you want to. It would be less expensive, but maybe more work for you. Something to consider, perhaps.
Ben Points
Ben Points - 9 gün önce
If the men played the girls national team the men would win 10-0
Baggsie 13
Baggsie 13 - Aylar önce
Truth Teller.
Truth Teller. - Aylar önce
Vox انطون جريزمان هو بيدو
Sxpreme -
Sxpreme - - Aylar önce
+femto505 it's soccer here so sthu
Utsav Parmar
Utsav Parmar - 7 saatler önce
Because it calls football soccer
DC Caleb
DC Caleb - 21 saatler önce
Because American football, basketball and baseball are dominant in this country. The best athletes here would rather play in those sports. It’s as simple as that.
Kris Radke
Kris Radke - Gün önce
We suck at Soccer cause it’s not an attractive sport in America. Our top athletes crowd towards the big three Baseball, Football and Basketball.
Shalv Singh
Shalv Singh - 2 gün önce
Women are doing better because the bar for them is set lower. Men teams are significantly more competitive.
TotalWarFan321 - 2 gün önce
Because it's a terrible sport.
Valentino Nanani
Valentino Nanani - 2 gün önce
Write how you say soccer in your mother language:
Lorian Cruyff
Lorian Cruyff - 2 gün önce
And football its so diferent to other sports. In football if you are the stronger, or the fastest or the tallest, etc. It doesnt matter even if you are the taletest w the ball it doesnt mean u r the best.
Lorian Cruyff
Lorian Cruyff - 2 gün önce
Americans even understand the name of these amazing sport. The world play futbol or football or fuchebol and they play "soccer"
What kind of sport does it soccer ? I dont know but im sure you can make goals of 3 points or 2 points or 10 yards goals.
Datwhiteboi i.
Datwhiteboi i. - 3 gün önce
Because we don’t care about it 🤷🏻‍♂️
Jaymoney - 3 gün önce
Americans dont need to play soccer(or football). They have NFL, MLB and NBA. Some ppl don't get why they don't play soccer but they don't need to like it nor play it from the begining. U.S. seem just fine with their own sports.
Pedro Paniagua
Pedro Paniagua - 4 gün önce
You mean “Why the United States of America” suck, because America is a continent, and it contains Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico... just saying
Brain Guyy
Brain Guyy - 5 gün önce
That’s because the U.S. doesn’t like football or soccer or whatever you want to call it. America is a country of baseball, american football, and hockey.
Romashka Romashka
Romashka Romashka - 5 gün önce
the last world cup has been in russia.
so do u know, how much people watch the national championship matches in russia and us?
how much money russia is spending. compare it and tell me, is there something wrong with football/soccer in us? :)
dbsill cockney
dbsill cockney - 5 gün önce
Apple pie isn't American
llsrx - 6 gün önce
To suggest that you had a golden generation in the 30s is probably not true at all: the US was probably not that much better ranked in the 30s than they are now. The 3rd place in 1930 wasn't that special a result. That was the first ever world cup and no European team wanted to travel to Uruguay for the tournament (in fact, only 13 teams in total participated). In the end a few European teams did go but they weren't very good (e.g. France are the current world champions, but back in the 30s they were rubbish). The US beat Belgium (it was expected that you would lose that game but in truth you were probably a better team than they were -- and back then they were rubbish as well) and Paraguay in the group stage but then lost badly to Argentina in the knockout round (Argentina were possibly the best team in the world in 1930, though). You played 3 games in total.
Apart from the fact that football now has to compete with NFL, basketball etc. for TV viewership and prestige, ultimately, the US has an exceptionalist attitude: it would offend their sensibilities to play a game that they did not mark with their own character in some way, so there will never be mass support for football. Possibly within a few generations the US will fall behind China at least in world pecking order, and maybe then they will (naturally) adjust how they think of themselves. Then they might get good at football: it would be interesting to see because they have the population size and wealth to theoretically be world champions, but then again, generally, the fall of empires doesn't usually result with a newly found excellence in anything. It might be another few generations at least for the US to transition to a football-loving country, if ever at all. I think there will not be a good US team any time this century at least. But, who knows? Anything is possible.
bloody ordinary STUFF
bloody ordinary STUFF - 6 gün önce
If u hit the woodwork it's actually a thing.. its harder to hit the woodwork than scoring a goal😐 so.. just so u know 😐
joe yarwood
joe yarwood - 6 gün önce
Because all of our best athletes don't play soccer like imagine LeBron Westbrook someone like Julio Jones training their whole lives to be great soccer players that's what every other country has the advantage of.
Ali Faragallah
Ali Faragallah - 6 gün önce
Nanderlizer Nanderlizer
Nanderlizer Nanderlizer - 7 gün önce
but the women are even worse...
Wrighty FC
Wrighty FC - 7 gün önce
Well to start, call it it’s actual name. Football ⚽️
The Institution
The Institution - 8 gün önce
If you're so good in Women's Football why nobody watches Women's Basketball in US?
The point is... nobody watches women sports, not because they're women, but because men do better.
They're biologically constructed to do better in physical activities, so, men's sports will always be the first thing.
Women's Football is as relevant as Curling (in general). ⚡
Vanessa Chan
Vanessa Chan - 8 gün önce
you don't need to add a word to the original (football -> soccer) when all you need to do is change the word to
a m e r i c a n f o o t b a l l
AriTheAimBot - 8 gün önce
why does vox always have to play the gender card
dr toilet 101
dr toilet 101 - 8 gün önce
Its football you dirty amaricans
Nevil augustine Fernandes
Nevil augustine Fernandes - 8 gün önce
Becuz it's football⚽
THE ARBITER - 9 gün önce
vox over here acting like men are completely okay with being bagged on constantly like i can easily say a lot of people are just losing interest in sports simple ive seen it already tons of people in my school dont care much for sports liking sports or being super into it those people rare and far between high schools just don't allow kids to play sports rather than eat food at lunch sure we would love to play sports during our lunch but it's easy to say both contribute
people slowly leaving interest and schools american ones dont opt to allow kids to actually play sports during lunch you literally have to bring your own stuff to play hope people aren't using the areas to play that are open but this video totally has an undertone leaning on a political agenda
Leander Parkin
Leander Parkin - 10 gün önce
Never call it soccer again
Emperor Trajan
Emperor Trajan - 4 gün önce
We're allowed to call it Soccer. Now, get out of here.
_erik_exrxixkx - 10 gün önce
Its called football
Emperor Trajan
Emperor Trajan - 4 gün önce
Not it the states
Byron Mansfield
Byron Mansfield - 11 gün önce
Soccer is not the correct term
Its not the soccer world cup
Or the fifarce ballendor of soccer
Its football
I Dunno
I Dunno - 11 gün önce
It’s Football calling it soccer makes me cringe
Emperor Trajan
Emperor Trajan - 4 gün önce
No one cares if you cringe or not. In America it's called Soccer, so get over it
Jej4i - 11 gün önce
Because its football😂😂
Alela A
Alela A - 11 gün önce
madeniran is the Best
madeniran is the Best - 12 gün önce
They to busy playing Basketball and Football, little time for “soccer”
superfuresh - 13 gün önce
Vox sucks as usual. Learn to code. Your gonna need to when you get sacked
superfuresh - 13 gün önce
Our 7th grade boys team is better than the USA women's
Carter logication
Carter logication - 13 gün önce
Is this why America has its own football
Pinchong Tisso
Pinchong Tisso - 14 gün önce
Us finished runner up once in FIFA world cup once I think
spaceface 777
spaceface 777 - 14 gün önce
The 🇬🇧 UK

Brother - 14 gün önce
Nix Name
Nix Name - 14 gün önce
Never trust a guy who says "soccer"
Emperor Trajan
Emperor Trajan - 4 gün önce
Soccer Soccer Soccer Soccer
S.v.k Bros
S.v.k Bros - 15 gün önce
It is football not soccer in 'soccer' you use your foot and a ball but American football doesn't even use the foot and the shape of the 'ball' is oval
Phillip S
Phillip S - 15 gün önce
Ice Hockey is much more fun to watch and play. Just sayin'
Kyler - 15 gün önce
That's because us Americans could care less about soccer
ღ Baylee Gach ღ
ღ Baylee Gach ღ - 15 gün önce
Because everyone here is obese and can't move.
Andre Mattiuzzi
Andre Mattiuzzi - 16 gün önce
They're being punished for not calling it Football 😂😂😂
Emperor Trajan
Emperor Trajan - 4 gün önce
Italy calls it "Calcio"
masselfur - 16 gün önce
It's football....Unlike "Carryball" which you mistake for football
CRAWL - 16 gün önce
Football 🏈🏈🏈
Soccer ⚽⚽⚽
Wet Waters
Wet Waters - 17 gün önce
What a sexist title
Turquoise Titan93
Turquoise Titan93 - 17 gün önce
Untrue af
RatedPending - Please Don't Sue Me
But what about 2002-2005 and 2014
Rafael Perez
Rafael Perez - 17 gün önce
The Structure of the tournaments is horrible, they payment is bad for semi-pro and pro, they do not invest in football, they don't federate leagues like Spain for young kids, teenager, and senior category, and in America a lot of people go to college just to play a sport(the ones that one to be pros) the tryouts are a scam, there are not scouts looking players around the us, because there is no leagues(federate(leagues with fifa rules)) if you didnt play in college you wont be able to play in semi or pro. you need to be lucky or with contacts.
John Ogbonnaya
John Ogbonnaya - 17 gün önce
Bullshit! Americans suck at football because they're interested in it and are happy with their own sport i.e basketball, baseball and NFL
Unicorn maddie Brady
Unicorn maddie Brady - 18 gün önce
Soccer football same thing but different word
Amichai Obadiah
Amichai Obadiah - 19 gün önce
USA should not play they suck
isaiah - 19 gün önce
Only reason the rest of the country plays soccer is cause they’re weak and can’t handle contact sports. America’s athletes have always been superior.
JE LUR - 19 gün önce
What is soccer? There is only football
Cam Free
Cam Free - 19 gün önce
The youth system.
SS7 Venture
SS7 Venture - 20 gün önce
one answer: because ITS FOOTBALL
It's Life
It's Life - 11 gün önce
It was called soccer by the brits.
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown - 20 gün önce
American soccer is horrible because they started much later than everybody women's soccer started not long ago and America was not lait on it
Velvet Thunder
Velvet Thunder - 20 gün önce
Firstly it’s football. Secondly you guys call it soccer. And that’s it
Lightning Mcqueen Gaming
Lightning Mcqueen Gaming - 20 gün önce
Clear and simple american mens soccer is pay to win, the best athletes im the country usually cant afford the travel soccer fees, make it more like basketball and football and have every school has it and it is big thing
Josh Bull
Josh Bull - 20 gün önce
@vox everything you reported on was from a business standpoint. I’ve been playing on top American leagues then playing and coaching in non league and academies in England. You’ve missed a massive gap in knowledge. Don’t underestimate the youth system and style of play as well as progressions to the top. It’s more about making money in the us then developing players. Please God do some proper journalism instead of a narrow, flawed and wrong view of football in the states
AML RMCF - 20 gün önce
Or, we can get rid of pay to play, start teaching coaches how to coach a proper system and create excellent coaches, and then open up teams just about everywhere. Done. Japan has already started this and their coaches are focusing more on players with excellent technique and ball control, with strategy and cohesion coming later on. Its working and they are improving with each world cup, almost stunning favorites belgium in the knockout rounds. The US has to stop worrying about the money and start looking at how others are doing it, and so far nothing has changed and nothing is going to change.
Princess Ben
Princess Ben - 20 gün önce
lmao not soccer it’s football
Lee Baolong
Lee Baolong - 21 gün önce
Ugh..... Argentina is good
It is still in America
You should say united state of america instead
Ryan Delaronde
Ryan Delaronde - 21 gün önce
Bold words for somebody within liberating distance
Yur Boi
Yur Boi - 21 gün önce
It’s because in America no one cares about football. We are on a golden age of new talented players such as pulisic. Hopefully we can make it far.
Abdu Komilov
Abdu Komilov - 21 gün önce
Its pre simple men r more interested in football and basketball etc women on the other hand they r actually interested in it
Just Cliff
Just Cliff - 21 gün önce
follow at muchomasfutbol clothing on insta
JackTJack 15
JackTJack 15 - 22 gün önce
No you
Sarah Ryder
Sarah Ryder - 22 gün önce
I'm a female American soccer player, and I'm good for my age. Like REALLY good for my age. So I was a little offended until I saw the "(for men)" on the title, I swear I almost died from laughing.
Unhxly Gxd
Unhxly Gxd - 22 gün önce
Why does everyone else in the world suck at american football
Scott Gibson
Scott Gibson - 23 gün önce
Number one reason if you want to be good in the US you need to play club soccer=lots of money. That eliminates many of our best athletes, have you ever noticed how lily white soccer is in the US. Number two most Americans could careless about soccer, just not enough scoring for the average American viewer. For the record I watch a lot of soccer, kids, wife and the US women's team. The mens soccer has way to much acting, falling down and faking injuries for my taste and also very little scoring. In the US we enjoy many sports, baseball, basketball, hockey, football ect.
KyanJ. - 25 gün önce
Soccer doesn't exist
MrNitro071 - 25 gün önce
It's not that the women's team is that good, it's that the competition they face sucks.
Asif Khan Vlog
Asif Khan Vlog - 25 gün önce
The US sucks at every major sports at international level. Period.
Chidera Osuwah
Chidera Osuwah - 25 gün önce
Luis Gonzalez
Luis Gonzalez - 26 gün önce
i’m mexican-american and when we used to play soccer at PE in elementary i would always beat the white kids 😂 but my school is mostly hispanics and blacks so some were also very good at soccer
Joe E
Joe E - 10 gün önce
You probably beat them at jumping walls to
Luis Gonzalez
Luis Gonzalez - 26 gün önce
Men’s soccer team still better than women’s 🤷🏽‍♂️😂
Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving - 26 gün önce
The US is the richest country. Our athletes have money to play other sports. That’s why we’re better in every sport. If we only had soccer, nothing else, we’d be the best in the world
Jules Poulain
Jules Poulain - 12 gün önce
It's the opposite lol, the US are better in basketball and american football because the rest of the world doesn't play these sports
Lorenzo Davies
Lorenzo Davies - 28 gün önce
It’s called soccer y’all gotta chill
Mithren - 28 gün önce
Why are people getting mad because they called it soccer, we don’t get pissy at people from England if they call pants trousers or vice versa, so why can’t we use the other word for it?
who cares
who cares - 28 gün önce
it’s funny how everyone focuses on the us for why we suck at soccer but then there r other countries who r shittier. ppl r just pissed that america is better than most other countries lol
Joe E
Joe E - 10 gün önce
Thats what happens when you are the best, you get haters 🇺🇸
Alma Hernandez Alvarez
Alma Hernandez Alvarez - 28 gün önce
its football not soccer
Everyday Products
Everyday Products - 29 gün önce
American soccet , sounds like a sport Americans invented and has nothing to do with football
Everyday Products
Everyday Products - 29 gün önce
Why Americans suck at football, because professional clubs has no under 16 teams that would develop skills
go6o6o1 - Aylar önce
This is changing though, as a European, who lives in the USA, I can say that I have see a lot of talent in the States. Regardless if its a womens sport in the States, loads of boys and girls are getting inspired from the National team.
Rekt.com - Aylar önce
Apple pie is British, dumbass.
IcyBlocks - Aylar önce
Its because the girls suck in the rest of the world lmao and the men are beast
JGJASON - Aylar önce
The athletes mostly play other sports thats why.
NMJ 88
NMJ 88 - Aylar önce
It's simple our best athletes play American football, basketball, and baseball. womens soccer is pretty non existent to the rest of the world compared to their male counterparts. Also this video's acting like anyone in the last 50 years actually cared about soccer(futbal)
George Harris
George Harris - Aylar önce
Introduce pro rel into the MLS and the national team will get better
BOSTON STEVE - Aylar önce
because in school we play real sports and soccer is considered gay atleast when ii was younger that's why i literally didn't know anybody who played....my schools never even had a soccer team cause nobody wants to play
X X - Aylar önce
Not Americans, but U.S men only since the US football female is excellent.
Storm_ hypershock64
Storm_ hypershock64 - Aylar önce
The real reason why the US is so bad at this sport is because the youth system is pay to play. Hundreds of talented kids can’t play in good clubs and the US development program because it cost thousands of dollars a year.
It's Ethan
It's Ethan - Aylar önce
Americans suck at everything. They don't even know basic Math and Geography LOL
Leo Laukkanen
Leo Laukkanen - Aylar önce
You know the U.S women's team sucks right...
They win because no other country cares two shits about the women's football teams. So please every time something about U.S football is talked about there is always that one idiot who cannot take criticism and is like.. ''We are the world champions. We are the best!''

Please keep your mouth shut if you don't know anything about a great sport like football.
Anon Kat
Anon Kat - Aylar önce
Muricans call it soccer cos they are the suckers at it.
Detarte - Aylar önce
I think US being not good in just a single sport is okay, they dominate many sports already and have so many sports league compare to any country, being obsess in just a single sport and not paying attention to other sports is not good