World Cup Woes: Comparing USA's Men's and Women's World Cup Journeys

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World Cup Woes: Comparing USA's Men's and Women's World Cup Journeys
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Say what you want about soccer in America, but the World Cup captivates the attention of the nation every four years, period. What we saw in South Africa and Germany during both FIFA World Cups was anxiety, relief, overwhelming joy and anguish all in the same tournament. Heck, our nation’s mood changed more than a seven month pregnant woman’s.

What the Women’s World Cup in Germany showed also was how identical two team’s journeys in two different tournaments could be almost exactly the same. The ironic part, however, is that the two teams that are being spoken of come right from the land of the free and the home of the brave.

That’s right. In this breakdown, we will go through the biggest aspects of the USA men’s and women’s roller coaster journey through the World Cup, and just for a spoiler alert, both of their endings are not pretty.

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