US Men’s World Cup Soccer Team Is Actually Good For Once

SOCCER

At a glance

  • For decades, sports fans have debated why the US men’s soccer team isn’t an international powerhouse. People have wondered why a country that has produced greats in other sports, such as LeBron James and Tom Brady, can’t do the same on the pitch. Many blamed the relative lack of money in US soccer or said that Americans simply find the game too slow and low-scoring.
  • But the reasons for the lack of greatness in US men’s soccer are far more complicated, according to writer George Dohrmann. In his new book “Switching Fields: Inside the Fight to Remake Men’s Soccer in the United States,” the Pulitzer-winner dissects the complex systemic problems that have long prevented the US from having sustained success.
  • “We were doing it the American way, and what’s very clear is that has been a huge failure,” Dohrmann told The Post.

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