Originally Posted by memyselfI
They are serious contenders now.
No way. Not even close. We're not even the highest ranked team in our region. We, like the NL Central, benefit from having weak teams all around us. It's really holding us back. Mexico was our only serious contention for the Gold Cup. For some reason, we own them lately, but they're still considered a much better team than we are.
And then we send a scrub team down to the South American championship, and make total fools out of ourselves. Granted, not all of our players could get released from their club teams to come play because it wasn't our regional championship, but still. The US is not considered a serious contender right now.
If we had to play better teams in qualifying, like they do in South America, then yeah, we'd get better. But when you have to play all these central american teams with less total population than the state of Rhode Island, you're not really proving anything.