Another day, another surprising defeat for U.S. Soccer.
Don't get me wrong; it was good for them to get to the CONCACAF final game. The U.S. Soccer atmosphere has earned more and more attention in the last couple of years. Unfortunately, this time they lost to Mexico after losing to Ghana in 2010 for the second World Cup in a row.
The main problem is this: soccer is NOT America's sport. People don't care about it as much as they do about football, basketball, and baseball. Hockey is even higher on the list. If people cared, then there would be a reason for the team to be better.
There is another huge problem people overlook: America has fantastic athletes that make their sports exciting. However, America's premier athletes don't play soccer. They play the mainstream sports. If these athletes played for the U.S. Soccer team, the team would be bound for success, or at least more success than it has had.
Here are some athletes that, if they were to make the switch to soccer, would make the horizon much brighter for U.S. Soccer. Enjoy!