Thursday, April 17, 2014

"I Believe That We Will Win" Will Make a Believer Out of You

Now I am by no means a huge futbol fan like my friend Subbi, but this video jacks me up. "I Believe That We Will Win." While I may not truly believe that we will win, the video makes you want to believe, am I right? You go into that video thinking US Men's Soccer sucks and you come out thinking, hell ya we are way better than those European fairies. Seriously though, even if your not a regular futbol fan the World Cup has to get you fired up and jumping on the band wagon. Here at the binge every 4 years we revel in the chance to auction off all 32 competing countries in arguably the best international tournament in sports for the chance to share in the glory of some foreign country. We bid on different teams in order to claim them as our own, hoping that they win the whole tournament and we win the pool. Our hopes and dreams flourish and die with the likes of countries such as C'ote D'Ivoire and Cameroon as we share in the glory of those proud African countries. To most countries this tournament is more than just soccer games, but a chance at something so much bigger. To be the best country at the most popular game in the world can bring a sense of pride not yet felt in American sports. This year the United States has set some lofty goals to meet the high expectations set for them this June in Brazil.

The United States Men's National Team is coming off their most successful year in team history. After a resilient effort in the 2010 World Cup in which the United States finished 12 in the World, noteworthy wins such as the victory of Brazil (2-0) this year in the FIFA World Cup Qualifications round makes this team worth watching in 2014. Now it is more than unlikely that they will even come close to winning the whole thing, but even making a run could help mainstream this sport more in the US and help us dominate yet another sport and facet of life in the world. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann knows what being on this stage is like, and more importantly how to win. A former World Cup champion in his own right as a player for the country of Germany, he has brought new flare and development to the United States Men's National Soccer Team. Klinsmann uses cutting-edge technology to create innovative training methods and meshes ideas from visionaries across all industries for a holistic approach to developing “24/7” athletes in the game of soccer. Klinsmann is focused on continuing to develop this innovation while doing whatever it takes to help grow this game in America. With a new look, new coach, and new attitude it will be exciting to see our men compete in this amazing tournament come June. 

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