One argument would have been that the United States produced the best male athletes the sports world has ever seen. From Michael Jordan to Michael Phelps and Tiger Woods to Muhammad Ali, USA, the sport in almost every sport he has ever played. It seems that there is only one sport that Americans have never been able to dominate: the world's biggest sport, football. In the men's category, the United States won gold medals or world championships in all major sports including basketball, hockey, baseball, tennis, golf, swimming, boxing, gymnastics and dominating the Olympic medal in nearly every edition of the Olympics. In addition to this, the world's largest and most important sports in the US, including NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and PGA Tour.
It may seem strange that a country with such sports culture has never been the world's most popular sport. Much of the American population argues that football is a tedious sport as the number of games scored is low compared to any other big sport. The truth is that, since the 1994 World Cup, which was first adopted in American soil and the Major League Soccer was formed in 1993, football has grown considerably. The American Football Association seemed to be on the right track to make football a big sport. More and more kids have played around the country and now begin to become part of American culture, teams have invested a lot of money into building their stadiums and developing players. team of youth academy.
So what's the problem? The problem is that football is not a sport for every athlete. When we talk about a player's goodness in American culture, experts like to talk about how tall the player is, how high, how strong and how fast they can be. These are all categories that can surely predict how good an athlete can be in any big contact sports such as basketball or football, and so-called experts in American football are trying to use these categories to identify future prospects, the biggest mistake they can do it. In the MLS combination, which is held annually, potential MLS players are made with tests that demonstrate their skills. There is a speed test that consists of a 30-meter hyphen, an Agility test where times measured in the random order of 5-10-5 are measured, and then a Power test, which includes the measurement of the vertical jump. What people need to understand is that these tests can stand up to nothing at all. Football is its own art and can not be reduced to four categories. Football is much more than what the four counts are trying to show. This is one of the best players in the generation, Andrea Pirlo will probably be at the bottom of the table in all three categories. Pirlo 5 feet 9 inches high and weighs 150 pounds, never been fast, never jump high. The same can be said of Lionel Messi, arguably the best footballer ever playing the game.
Although Messi is really fast and mobile, it measures 5 feet 7 inches and reached the growth hormone treatment FC Barcelona has given him to grow. When Messi was fifteen, he was exactly £ 5 inches inches behind the 136 pounds. It's sad, but it's true that if Leo Messi was born and developed in the United States, he would probably never have done anything because no US team would have given him a chance. Scouts and coaches participating in national youth systems should rather focus on attracting crude talents to develop their academy instead of high, strong and fast athletes by changing the narrative and leading the only sport they could not conquer .