How It Might Look If America’s Best Athletes Played Soccer

1If athletes played soccer

So the US Men’s National Team lost to Mexico the other night in a qualifier for the World Cup, a tournament they have never even come close to winning. And that leaves us pondering a recurring hypothetical question: How good would our team be if soccer were the biggest sport in America—as it is in many other countries—and our best athletes played? We have no idea, but it’s fun to imagine, right?