Why Are US Women’s Soccer standings So Low?
The United States women’s football team represents the greatest nation in world soccer. The squad is currently second in the world after Brazil, where they hold a ten game lead. The team is currently the strongest in world soccer, winning the Women’s World Cup title, four US Olympic gold medals, and ten CONCACAF Gold Cups. I think the US has a brighter future than Brazil in soccer. More people in the US support the sport and the team, so I do not see Brazil being able to overcome the level of support the US gives them. They are a better team, with better players, so I don’t think they will be able to win the next Olympics.
Brazilians have a deep rooted in soccer culture. I believe it goes back hundreds of years to when they were first thrown out of school and joined the already established Brazilian soccer team. When I was younger, I didn’t understand the kind of passion Brazilians had for the sport until I moved to South Florida. When I was at the University of Miami, there was a small bar down the street from the locker rooms that the football team would practice in. A Brazilian girl sitting at the bar was very excited about the game and would come by every morning to watch practice. Eventually, I asked her what she did for a living.
“I sell soccer balls,” she said. That is what she does every day. Every single day, she travels from her little house in Brazil to anywhere in the United States to purchase soccer balls for all of her teams.
So what does a woman who makes a living selling soccer balls do with her free time? She loves the sport. She is an athlete at heart. She runs several miles every day, lift weights, swims, plays tennis, and loves to teach the children in her soccer neighborhood. All of these activities help her to stay active and fit. She also has a strong Christian faith and is very passionate about helping the children in her community.
The United States Women’s National Team is an all-time great achievement. But the success of the team is not solely about Terri physically representing the US women. It is about letting us know that she is part of a world team, that she is a part of something bigger than herself. She is part of the US women’s culture. As far as that goes, she is one of us.
We need to keep reminding ourselves that we are fortunate enough to live in the greatest nation ever created in the history of mankind. That means that we have a great opportunity to be leaders. And it means that we can be successful in every endeavor that we decide to try. That doesn’t mean that we should brag or boast, but it does mean that we should try to better ourselves because that is what true success is all about.
One of the best teams that we have in the National Women’s Soccer League is the Chicago Red Stars. They have a rich tradition of winning well. And now they have a chance to put that rich history to work for them and to win the MLS championship for the first time.
This is an amazing moment for us women. We have finally been given the chance to prove ourselves. To be part of a world-class sports team and be the face of this great sport for our country and for our fellow women is such a huge thrill. It will inspire us all to strive harder and to do the best that we can. If we can inspire the next generation of us women, then we have done an amazing job and we should be proud of ourselves.