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Why the U.S. Men Will Never Win the World Cup: A Historical and Cultural Reality Check

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October 10, 2017. The U.S. men's soccer team loses in Trinidad and Tobago, and fails to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Winning soccer's greatest prize never seemed more distant. Immediate fixes--a new coach, a revamped professional league, a commitment to coaching education--won't put the USA in the global elite. The nation is too fractious, too litigious, too wrapped up ...more
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Published November 15th 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Fitting neither the mold of a traditional sports journalist nor that of a modern-day snark merchant, I spent a couple of decades with newspapers, the second one with USA TODAY. While there, I covered a lot of soccer, went to four Olympic Games, became the paper's first MMA writer, and wrote the book Long-Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer.

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