It’s time to talk about a giant reality that football is currently living in the United States, women completely took over the sport over there.
It was back in 1994 when the FIFA World Cup was celebrated in the United States, that time had women’s football in diapers as their first tournament took place in 1991.
Since that moment forward, there have been a total of eight World Cup tournaments and the United States Women’s National Team has won half of them so far.
We can easily confirm that the United States is to women’s football what Brazil is to men’s football, at least on the international level.
The US is a place where people are mostly oblivious to the biggest sport in the world, they are too self-centered with the sports they have developed over the last decade.
The NBA, MLB, NHL, and the NFL are the biggest events in that country. People from the United States are blatantly ignorant when it comes to football history, they even call it soccer.
Although this word actually originated from England (where football was created), nobody but the people from the US use it to differentiate it from their version of football.
They call it that for a completely different reason, their egg-shaped ball is exactly one foot long and that’s it.
But there has been a massive shift over the last decade, people in the US are starting to consume football even more than before.
— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 9, 2019
The MLS and its second youth.
With the arrival of truly amazing players such as Thierry Henry, Rafael Marquez, Steven Gerrard, Andrea Pirlo, or David Villa, the MLS is going through a revival of sorts.
Men’s football is currently on the rise more than ever before, it’s taken a different speed over the last couple of years with the arrival of historic players such as Wayne Rooney, Carlos Vela, or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
But there has always been an obstacle that doesn’t allow this sport to reach its full potential, seems like the men are just not curring it and women had to step up to make some fundamental changes.
The United States Women’s National Team started a movement back in 2015 when they won the 2015 World Cup, they were the ones who encouraged young generations to start looking at soccer with more interest.
Women succeeded in the US where men utterly failed, there simply is no margin of comparison between the national teams of both genders.
The true stars of the country are clearly the women, they are trendsetters when it comes to making Americans fall in love with this beautiful sport.
The United States was always late to the party of football, but we are happy they are finally coming around to it.
Closing out our first day back in the States by giving a special shout to those that mean the most 😍
The dream doesn’t exist without you. pic.twitter.com/Fomlhu5l6N
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 9, 2019
Together, both the United States Women’s National Team and the MLS can bring a new era for soccer in the country.
But make no mistake, women are the ones who set the example even against football from other countries.
Contrary to the tricks that we often see from male footballers when they are trying to fool the referee, women’s football hasn’t been polluted by any of these dirty tactics yet.
All women care about is winning the game by playing, they don’t like wasting time and their ultimate goal is to be noticed by the rest of the world like men are.
Comparing the game level between men and women’s football is completely unfair, men have been playing this game for many more decades than women have.
It’s obvious that the dudes have a massive advantage due to many more years of practice.
Men shouldn’t get distracted because women can catch up in a few years if they keep disappointing so many millions of fans around the world.
Let’s use the Copa America as an example, a tournament that had too many strange decision made by the referees and players complaining about them like cowards instead of accepting the final outcome.
Women don’t play football like this, they understand it in a very different manner, especially the women from the United States National Team.
It took all of U.S.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019
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