It is fair to say that in Brazil 2014 Team USA won themselves many new friends and admirers. Good quality technical displays allied with powerful athleticism saw Jurgen Klinsman’s men progress to the last 16 where they were eventually undone by Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ in extra time.
The Yanks performance at the World Cup in Brazil allowed US Soccer to gain some column inches from the traditional big four sports of gridiron, basketball, baseball and NASCAR. The Wall St Journal reported that ‘TV ratings soared, up 43% since 2010‘.
It is not just Team USA enjoying their time in the spot light- Major League Soccer at the height of its popularity. ESPN recently conducted its annual sports survey where it found ‘For the first time in the 20-year history of the ESPN Sports Poll, Major League Soccer has caught up with Major League Baseball in one significant marker of popularity.’
Critics of Soccer in the States, and there are many of them will argue with the findings of the ESPN poll and no doubt dismiss the headlines of Team USAs exploits at the FIFA World Cup as a ‘flash in the pan’. Here at Footie Quiz – the number one soccer quiz website in the world we are not so sure!
So we have taken the time to add more questions to our Team USA Trivia Quiz.