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The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team features the best soccer players in the United States of America. This team often faces off with the best national teams in the world in some of the biggest events on the planet. 2014 features soccer's biggest event, the World Cup, a prestigious, month-long soccer tournament that is held every four years and considered the cream of the crop in soccer tournaments. This event, featuring all of the best national soccer teams on the planet, will be held from June 12th to July 13th. The 2014 World Cup will be the 20th occurrence of this prestigious soccer tournament.
The U.S. National team was able to perform reasonably well in the previous World Cup in 2010, finishing in 12th place in the tournament. Team officials are hoping the presence of new head coach Jurgen Klinsman can help catapult United States Soccer to the upper echelon of the world's soccer hierarchy. Spain was able to win the World Cup last time around, and remain one of the favorites to take home the hardware in 2014.
When it's all said and done, only one team will be left standing on the summit of the soccer world, basking in the glory of being known as the best soccer team on Earth. This is the kind of event that every young soccer player dreams of partaking in, but only a special few make it to the highest of levels in the sport. Everyone's emotions are running high for the month or so that this event is being played, from the players and coaches to the fans at home and watching live in the stadium. If the U.S. National team is able to win the entire tournament, it would be one of the biggest moments in the sporting history of the country.
The beginnings of the United States Men's Soccer Team can be traced back to 1884, when the United States and Canada faced off in the first international soccer match to be played outside of the United Kingdom. The first official match that the country would play as U.S. Soccer, though, wouldn't be played until 1914 when the United States took on Sweden. The U.S. won that match by a score of 3-2. The U.S. Soccer team participated in the first World Cup in 1930, and were able to reach the semifinals before falling to defeat Argentina. The team made the World Cup again in 1934 and 1950, but was then marred by a World Cup qualification drought that would last until 1990. Aside from their third place finish in the 1930 event, the U.S. National Team's best finish in the World Cup came in 2002 when they were able to earn 8th place.
Life as a Fan
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, boasting a fan base than spans the entire globe. Most fans grow up playing the game of soccer from a very young age, and it is so loved in many countries due to how easy it is to organize a game in comparison to other sports. The United States soccer team features the best players that are United States citizens, athletes that play on teams in a variety of soccer leagues all over the world. Following this team takes patience and dedication, and going to see a matchup often requires a bit of a journey, but it's all worth it when you're in the stands when these amazing players take to the field.
Introducing New Fans
You'd be hard-pressed to find a soccer fan in the United States that isn't familiar with the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team. If you're not familiar with the game of soccer, grasping the basics of the sport is not a huge challenge. However, getting to know all the best players on the U.S. Soccer Team might present a bigger hurdle, as there are a number of major leagues across the globe that house the best of the best of U.S. descent. Attending a game in person will quickly show the passion of soccer fans, a passion that is unparalleled by fans of any other sport. Seeing this team in person is an incredible experience, one that a new fan will certainly remember for their rest of their lives.
Attending a soccer match featuring the United States Men's Soccer Team is the pinnacle of being a soccer fan in the United States. There's nothing that compares to the passion and dedication that you'll find in the stands of the stadium during an international match, because it's national pride that's on the line. It's the chance to see the top players in the U.S. laying it all on the line for the stars and stripes. It's the kind of experience than any serious U.S. Soccer fan can't allow to pass them by.
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