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The Ugly Americans of soccer

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Posted By: abuela10, 7/4/2019 6:44:47 AM

In 1958 Eugene Burdick and William Lederer published The Ugly American. The book was written to expose the failure of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Southeast Asia. The American diplomatic corps were boorishly indifferent to local language, customs, and culture. The book caused quite a stir in the waning days of Eisenhower’s administration, and Kennedy used it as springboard to launching the Peace Corps.(snip). A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves socially. They live pretentiously. They are loud and ostentatious."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: abuela10 7/4/2019 6:47:51 AM (No. 113747)
I'm rooting for them to lose.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 7/4/2019 6:55:24 AM (No. 113754)
The American Women's Soccer Team are uglier than most.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: udanja99 7/4/2019 7:16:18 AM (No. 113769)
I don’t give a rat’s patoot about soccer but I completely agree with #1.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork 7/4/2019 7:30:49 AM (No. 113781)
Maybe they would be nicer if they all wore Betsy Ross sneakers....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muncsdad 7/4/2019 7:40:08 AM (No. 113792)
I really wish I could get excited about the US women’s team, but their blatant anti-America statements and hateful actions make me ambivalent at best. And I don’t care much for boring soccer anyway.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: philsner 7/4/2019 7:46:24 AM (No. 113798)
When Megan Rapinoe disrespects the flag and the president, that's just fine. But make fun of the Brits and it's an international incident. It's a basic lack of sportsmanship and professional discipline all the way around, but I stopped watching a long time ago when twits like Rapinoe started making political statements; just like the NFL and Kaepernick.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: pros7767 7/4/2019 7:49:36 AM (No. 113804)
They are truly an embarrassment to this country. That tea cup stunt was just the icing on top. Oh for the days when representing this country was viewed as an honor by the athletes, where they were ambassadors for this country! Then again, I fear all sports are going this way. Someone needs to remind these "women", that with Freedom of Speech come great responsibility. One of which is not to make a**es of themselves and the country they represent. Too many great and humble Americans have died to give them that right! Go whoever is playing them in the world cup! These "women" need a lesson in humility! Happy 4th to my fellow Ldotters!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Goose 7/4/2019 7:52:04 AM (No. 113806)
Ironically, in the book, the man known as "the Ugly American" was the good guy.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney 7/4/2019 8:00:05 AM (No. 113813)
I cannot understand how the soccer organizations would allow their platform to be used to promote personal political positions. It is destroying the organization, and like a cancer. The soccer organization has completely lost my respect. I will not watch any women's soccer. I hope the Netherlands wins the finals.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx 7/4/2019 8:01:54 AM (No. 113817)
True examples of NAAAASTY women. I can't stand them and will not watch. They are an embarrassment to all women and America.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Twinkle93 7/4/2019 8:42:56 AM (No. 113853)
Where is the coach?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: hotcorner 7/4/2019 8:49:48 AM (No. 113860)
Progressivism destroys everything it touches.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Newtsche 7/4/2019 8:55:24 AM (No. 113866)
I saw the teacup incident, I thought she was hitting a doobie.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 7/4/2019 9:03:02 AM (No. 113881)
The problem with the team is the captain, Meghan Rapinoe. She sets the tone for the team attitude. She was benched in that game against England for what I believe was disciplinary, not strategic. Benching her for a better defensive player is like benching Wayne Gretzky because the team needs someone who would match up better against the other teams best player. A coach does not sit down their top scorer unless something else is going on. So if there is an “Ugly American” here, it’s Rapinoe and in more ways than one. And as for Alex Morgan sipping the tea, we don’t know what was going on out there on the field between the players. She very well could have been the one who was taunted during the game. You have to ask her.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 7/4/2019 9:10:44 AM (No. 113892)
What's the difference between the US Women's Soccer team and a tribe of pygmies? One is bunch of cunning runts.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 7/4/2019 9:14:42 AM (No. 113899)
FTA: "....who needs insufferable egomaniacs of unexceptional skill and foul demeanor at all?" I sure don't. Obnoxious, leftist, anti-American, rude. What a combo. And soccer is the most boring of "stick and ball games". Nothing much happens for very long periods. When a 'good game' is 0-1, that means only ONCE during the whole boring mess did anything even slightly interesting happen.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: HotRod 7/4/2019 9:42:08 AM (No. 113953)
How much longer will it be a ''women's'' team anyway? It will soon be taken over by the tranny men, who would be women. Rapinoe looks like one to me. Does anyone know for sure?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: jacksin5 7/4/2019 9:52:12 AM (No. 113968)
Let loose the Soccer Thugs Britain is renowned for.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 7/4/2019 9:54:13 AM (No. 113972)
Leftism is a destructive mindset that has no place in the American experience. We see it destroy everything it touches. Women's soccer is dead now. It will be years before it comes back into mainstream America and these few leftist cretins on the team are the ones who accomplished that. Just as a few cancer cells are a few too many- that's how it is with leftists.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066 7/4/2019 10:17:13 AM (No. 113999)
The women have become obnoxious, and the media is fueling it. I don't give a rat's rear end about soccer, and all the hoopla about this team. Win or lose, I'm just not all that excited about it.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone 7/4/2019 10:50:48 AM (No. 114033)
Unfortunately this team fits the definition of a gaggle of classic Ugly Americans and not any sort of legitimate ambassadors representing the vast majority of Americans across the land who really make America go.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 7/4/2019 10:52:19 AM (No. 114035)
I don't pay any attention to third world games.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: fayebeck 7/4/2019 10:59:13 AM (No. 114044)
America can thank Cassius Clay for this obnoxious dookie.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/4/2019 11:01:29 AM (No. 114048)
First off, the term "Ugly American" is grossly overused. You want to experience "ugly" try two weeks on a cruise with 1500 Chinese. My experiences overseas are that Americans are generally well thought of by the preponderance of people, treated well and with respect. And that includes France. Paris = New York City, millions of knuckleheads. I don't pay any attention to "football" whatever. I pay even less attention to women's sports, mainly because they are far lower tier in every way to the "open" sports. Women are not banned from the NFL, MLB, NBA or PGA. They do not participate, except as a novelty, such as LPGA golfer Michelle Wie. Billie Jean King's beating an old man is still celebrated decades later. Why? Females don't have the physical tools to compete otherwise. And whatever happened to Renee Richards? The ladies, including the large lesbian contingent, had lots to say negatively about this pioneer tranny. This women's soccer team's bad behavior is no worse than one sees these days on all fields and courts. A hitter flips his bat hitting a home run. Dancing in the end zone. It is common disrespectful behavior in virtually all sports at all levels these days - largely an American practice and spreading. That is the Ugly American in today's world. Sadly, no one in the sports industry seems embarrassed. In fact, this behavior is spreading into the stands with "superfans" in the front row screaming at his team's opponents, even going on the court to do so.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: P51DMustang 7/4/2019 1:28:38 PM (No. 114196)
When I was in Europe, I played soccer. The offensive and defensive strategies at the men's level of play were amazing to play and watch. Even today, the female play of soccer is boring and elementary. Given our Women's Soccer team today, they are unremarkable. I am convinced that any high school boys soccer team could equal or beat these malcontent women. These women have done nothing to make we flip a channel to watch them play. I just want to see a story in Drudge Report concerning their loss.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/5/2019 11:09:29 AM (No. 114830)
I don't much watch any sports anymore. When high paid children act like high paid children I lose all interest. Disrespect while representing your country is inexcusable in my opinion, and to that's the only opinion that counts.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 7/5/2019 2:53:54 PM (No. 115042)
I am disgusted by these "women"... Sportsmanship is part of any SPORT you pathetic clowns!
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