I'm American, what team do you football fans recommend I bandwagon onto for the World Cup
@TriangleTesticles, I’m also American and I suggest Iceland of you want an underdog or England because we came from them
@darthishtar, Iceland is the one whose coach is actually a dentist right?
@darthishtar, wait one second. Iceland has a soccer/football team? Fvck yea go Iceland! Does Scandinavia have a team?
@ArbyTheGreat, not like greater Scandinavia but the individual countries do
@TriangleTesticles, Pretty much any European team honestly lol
@TriangleTesticles, I always bandwagon Germany because they’re good, or Japan because I lived there for awhile
@TriangleTesticles, root for whoever is against Britain like it's 1776
@TriangleTesticles, I am Icelandic and i recommended iceland
@TriangleTesticles, Germany a lot of their players might be from their youth squad meaning you’ll 22 year olds that have just moved up and were the team that wold the confederation cup in Russia this year.
@TriangleTesticles, Colombia!!! They have amazing nationalistic spirit despite the bitter drug war history there. As a Colombian, I was surprised at their performance in 2014. But now, it looks sustainable.
As an American this funny and sad cause it's true.......
@jacobthedead, At least there's the women's soccer for 2019
@Sam da ram, tbh US woman's team fvcks shjt up
@MegaFatty, I can't argue with that. Like that "gender soccer wage gap" and Hope Solo being a b!tech on Twitter.
This picture is false, Honduras are not in the world cup yet. They still have to play Australia in 2 games and the winner goes through. Timmy Cahill will see us there!!! Go Australia!!
@Dubiousness, Costa Rica? They were beaten by panAma
As an American I couldn't care less cause it's soccer!
@satan of the north, As an American, I just don't care.
@Gamasennin, As an American, “What is soccer?” But don’t answer cuz I don’t care.
Yeah but like... It's soccer
@Medic135, yeah, the worlds most watched sport
@Ethan Bradberry, not in the only country that matters
This is Panama's first time going to the World Cup and we got to take the U.S. out of it for their first time too!!! Talk about a double whammy!
Does anybody over knows or understands why they got left out? It more than just loosing that one game...
@Alpha Warrior, Basically, my understanding as a casual soccer is this: teams have to do a series of qualifier matches with regional opponents in a sort of international league (Europe has UEFA, Americas have CONCACAF, etc) and the US had a few losses but was still supposed to squeak in when they lost to the last place team in their qualifier division. So yeah I think that's how it went down, anyone who knows more can correct me on the details
@TriangleTesticles, correct, however USA what they needed practically for them to be in the world cup was depending on the other two matches, Honduras per say isn't in yet, they going to another country for a sudden death match for one spot alone, but like I'm saying Mexico and Costa Rica didn't care in a manner of speaking because they classify even if they were to loose their last match which they did, however if Panama and Honduras would've lost or tie their matches USA would've been in, but team USA needed at least a tie but they also lost their match, following me so far?
@Alpha Warrior, Um sure
@TriangleTesticles, look to put more simple, Costa Rica and Mexico needed to win their matches for the benefit of USA, with that being said, even if USA would've lose their match they would've been in no matter what
@TriangleTesticles, USA was depending of the results of these two for their tickets to the World Cup and if they didn't want to depend from them they need it to win
@TriangleTesticles, it may not look it but when it comes to desicive games even the scored goals against other teams come into play
@Alpha Warrior, It was not about one game in the sense of how they ended up in that position at the start of the game. However given their position at the start of the game, meant regardless of other results a draw would have seen them finish 3rd and automatically qualify for the WC.
The loss means they fell to 5th after all the games were played. The qualification process is that of the 6 teams, top 3 go through automatically, 4th goes to a playoff with a similarly place team from the Asian region, bottom 2 teams watch the World Cup on TV.
@Phace Jones, of course, if USA would've played better from the beggining they would've been on that pickle to be depending on someone else, also Honduras didn't go straight in because of goals difference with Panama, even though both of them finish with the exact number of points
@Phace Jones, also if Mexico and Costa Rica would've won, USA had the luxury of going automatically in as well
@Alpha Warrior, While its true about the other ways the USA could have gone through, at the end of the day they blew it and didnt deserve to go to Russia.
@Phace Jones, did you the match Costa Rica vs. Panama? They cheated to win and the referees were asses for allowing it, if the referees would've done something about it at least USA would still have a shot at it in the next play off, Honduras would've been in and team USA in the play-off with a least one more chance at it