this may sound like a really dumb question. but are folks from other countries really that much better than American players, where the players can come here "after" they're done in Europe? I know the level of competition is higher but Americans are still pretty good athletes right?
IDK what you mean by athletes cause frankly USA usually has the best athletes on the planet.
In terms of soccer/futbol.. being a good athlete helps, but technical/tactical ability will always be more important.
Case in point which team had the better athletes.. Jamaica or Mexico? Jamaica eaisly yet Mexico had there way with Jamaica.
i didn't see the whole Jamaica Mexico match. and I'm gonna side step that hornet's nest. based off that premise of technical/tactical ability, though China should win. They have a billion people, rote learning (think language) which could be considered a form of being technically sound (fundamentals.) And as far as tactical ability, Genghis Khan, or to be safe Sun Tzu? China is like Japan with almost an exponentially larger talent pool to choose from, but somehow they didn't manage to make it to the World Cup?
that Jamaica vs Mexico analogy seems like a subtle way of implying brains over brawn. A point it seems you wanted to make, but isn't really relevant as it was only one match. But that doesn't answer the original question I asked.
however I think I answered my own question though. Thanks.