Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Go - Go - USA!!!

In the picture above you see Clint Dempsey...a star on the world stage seconds after putting the USA men's soccer team ahead 1-0 less than 1 minutes into the USA vs Ghana match.  Despite injuries and a history of losing to the Ghana team the USA showed true grit and American blue collar work ethic outlasting their opponents 2-1 finished neatly with a goal in the 86th minute. 

With the goal came a flood of social network love for the national team.  TV networks across the country showed viewing parties and shots of our troops celebrating the win from places like Afghanistan.   With all this joy there were also detractors noting the bandwagon nature of the uprising of support.  What these people fail to realize is this is America on the world stage.  No one outside of the United States really cares about FSU winning a national college football title or the fact that the LA Kings just won the Stanley Cup.  Nor do they care about Seattle and their Legion of Boom defense.  The NBA has a more global following with people rooting for and against Lebron James, but still there is no sport with more global significance than soccer. This is your national team.  If you cannot get on board with this team as you would with our Olympic athletes then stay off the bandwagon.  Go Go USA!!!  Win or lose we ride with you. 

Wes "theShow"

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