Listen: Soccer, United States, Peru discussed on GSMC Soccer Podcast
"I just wonder. They usually lose to a bigger bigger, bigger soccer country, not a bigger population country, but a bigger soccer country in, but they've beat Mexico. And the second, the probably Erica is it's not a soccer country, right? I mean, it's definitely way more of a soccer country now than it was twenty years ago compared to the other sports in America. This one's there's more going on here for sure. So it's, it's the age old. The MLS whenever compete with the NFL. Right. But you just mentioned the MLS Melissa seen great strides, and just the last five or six years this, the league in the United States is growing. The US l. which is considered the second division, and the US is growing considerably soccer in this country continues to be one of the most popular sports in just keeps getting more and more popular as this gin. Ration- people between millennials and whatever you wanna call the generation before and after them, they see soccer as more. Popular than they do other sports like soccer still growing in this country. Kids still play this at an extremely high rate is we see a lot of kids focusing towards soccer and basketball from football football, seeing lower numbers. But I think that reason is a head injuries and soccer doesn't really have those. You know what funny enough? Soccer is the number two sport for concussions isn't really. Yeah, because people people get hit by the ball. Well, that's okay. You can kick the ball like a good solid kick is like sixty seventy miles an hour. Like if you get hit like point, blank range, you know, in the head of just compared to football, I feel like it's below lake distant to. It's actually number two. I wouldn't say it's a distant too, but I mean, yes, football is more violent. And those hits are are usually a little bit harder and their with their with another head instead of a ball. So that makes a difference. But going back to the US and their last two matches, they lose two to Columbia. They work out class. I mean, let's just be honest. They had the lead in the game, which was interesting, but they were outclassed. I mean, Columbia showed why they're one of the best countries in the world at soccer. You know, you guys at commerce Rodriguez that we talked about Quadra geo thou- I mean, these guys are world class, and this is a country that could win a World Cup like Columbia has shown that if that they are one of the teams, one of the best teams not just South America, but in the world. So the US lose, you know, they were dominated in the game, but they showed some some flashes. They scored two goals, killing a cost scores. Another young player, the US. It was nice to see. I think these games are important. It's good to take these lumps, but it's good to see the types of teams that the US will have to be if they ever want to achieve gory. I, I like them playing The Columbia's of the world and not the Trinidad and Tobago 's. Even though we have. The fact that they play the best competition the world rather than the weakest come. Yeah, they're playing. They're playing a young squad. They're sending a young squad out there to play some of the best players in the world. They're saying, go ahead shows what got, and of course you're gonna lose. You can only get better by playing better. Exactly. You're getting, you're getting experience. You're you're getting the see what great soccer looks like. So it's great for these players. They lose four to the last night. They play against Peru, and I thought they played very well in this game at times. Peru is another good team. Another World Cup team. They didn't advance in the group stage of the World Cup, but they were very unlucky. They were a solid team, maybe the most unlucky team in that tournament. When we look back at it, they they missed so many opportunities to score in their group stage matches. It's almost incredible that they didn't score more goals. But Peru, again is another solid, South American team on the top five teams in South America. But the. Heads flashes of that game where they really had control the game, they're creating chances. They lead for most of the game. I mean, they went for almost forty minutes of that game. They tie one, they give that way goal. But again, we talked about earlier, Josh sergeant, he scores for the US.."