Why the United States might be the best football nation
The U.S. has the most professional football teams in the world, and a robust national team program that can field a world-class team.
But how does a football nation do in the sport?
How many matches do we play?
How do we compare to other nations?
And what do we look like?
To find out, we turned to a number of experts to answer these questions.
Here are some of the key questions we asked:How big are the U.s. football teams?
How many matches are played each year?
Are there any major events in the country each year that would affect the popularity of the team?
Are there major championships?
Do the Us even have an official national anthem?
How does it rank in other nations’ competitions?
What do the US. national team look like, apart from its uniforms?
What about the national anthem and the other cultural symbols?
Are they included in the games?
And do we hear them at the stadium?
What is the national flag, and how does it differ from the other major flags of the world?
Are the U-23 team, the under-21s and the under–20s all part of the U20 World Cup?
Are U. of L. and U-17s the top three tiers of U. S. football players?
How is the U, M, and T sides divided?
What are the national goals for each year, and what does the U want to achieve?
Are any U. s national teams ranked in the top five in the FIFA World Rankings?
Do they compete in any of the major leagues?
Are U-20 national teams included in U. N. World Cup qualifying, the World Cup that starts on May 10?
Is the U of A a member of the FIFA U20 squad?
Is there a team in the U18 World Cup or U17 World Cup teams?
Do U-19 and U17 teams compete in the CONCACAF Champions League?
Do they qualify for the World U-16 Championship?
Is U-18 national team a member or a rival of the Under-18 World Soccer League?
Are players from the U19s and U18s invited to the U17s, or is they just part of their U18 team?
What happens if the U is eliminated in the playoffs?
How would they be dealt with if they are?
How long does it take for the U to qualify for World Cups?
Do U-15s and Under-15 teams participate in those tournaments?
How do the teams compete with the other world powers?
How much do we spend on the players?
How well do we educate the players on the game?
What else do the players wear?
Are we the most expensive team in Europe?
Do we get more money from TV rights than any other team?
How much does a player cost?
Are they required to wear a specific color?
What does the National Women’s Soccer League do to promote and support women’s soccer?
Are women playing in U-14s and under-14 teams?
What other sports do the men and women play?
How often does the national team travel?
Are players from different teams allowed to play against each other?
What are the differences between the U’s national team and the national teams of other nations (including those of Australia)?
What is considered a “win” in a game, and when?
How is the FIFA rankings calculated?
How are the results calculated?
What if a U team gets eliminated in a group?
How will it be treated if it does?
What should we do if the player who scores the most goals in the tournament scores more than a goal?
How are the ratings of the World Cups and the Olympics determined?
Are national team players paid like players from other teams?
Are we paid in terms of FIFA salary or World Cup bonuses?
How can we learn more about U. Soccer?
Are the players who play for the national squad paid like those who play in the men’s national squad?
Are their salaries tracked?
How does the World Team compare to the other countries?
How big is the fan base of the national soccer team?
How important is it to have a dedicated team of supporters?
How big is it for a team to have the support of fans outside the U.?
Is there a national team club with a dedicated fan base?
How did the players from that team get into the National Team?
What is the difference between the national player’s club and the club team?
Is there any difference between U. national teams and the men or women’s national teams?
Are teams affiliated with a particular team in a given country?
How important is that?
How successful is the team in recruiting players from certain countries?
How successful is a team when it recruits players from a certain region of the globe?
How hard is it (in terms of money) for a national soccer club to qualify and play in a World Cup tournament?
How can the team compete in such