Why has the USA never won the FIFA world cup?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (8 posts)
  1. whoisbid profile image61
    whoisbidposted 12 years ago

    Why has the USA never won the FIFA world cup?

    Why is it that a powerful country like the United States has never been able to prove itself to the world by winning the FIFA world cup? The USA has sent a man to the moon and that is a great achievement but why can't they win at least one world cup?


    1. foggers profile image59
      foggersposted 12 years ago

      Lots of great teams haven't won it either.  Take Holland for example.  The US are improving all the time as more players get experience in top European leagues and of course and the standard improves in the MLS.   You really can't expect them to win it in the near to medium term.  It's always the usual suspects that are fighting for the trophy, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain, England, Italy etc etc.

    2. Jonesy0311 profile image61
      Jonesy0311posted 12 years ago

      For the same reason an American will never be world Sumo champion; not enough people in the U.S. care about the sport. When I was growing up, I don't think that any school district in my area even had a soccer team. There is a much smaller talent pool to choose from in the U.S. for soccer players.

    3. CyclingFitness profile image88
      CyclingFitnessposted 12 years ago

      The USA is not a powerful country when it comes to Soccer and therefore they will be playing catch up for many many years. It would help if Soccer was the most popular sport in the country however in many cases it could still be considered a minority sport in comparison to many other nations.

    4. DJProfessorK profile image60
      DJProfessorKposted 12 years ago

      @Jonesy0311 - Actually, you're wrong about that. Akebono (Chad Rowan) was Yokozuna in the mid-late 1990's.

      We just don't have a big soccer culture, that's all.

    5. samtenabray profile image60
      samtenabrayposted 12 years ago

      American soccer culture is only starting to grow and will develop and become stronger as time goes on, 10 or 15 years i think we will see a really strong USA squad. But first the MLS needs to become a better standard.

    6. Kathleen Cochran profile image76
      Kathleen Cochranposted 6 years ago

      We have.  Our women have won it twice.

      1. theraggededge profile image96
        theraggededgeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Three times, in fact smile

        Great response, Kathleen big_smile


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)