It’s 2013 and American soccer has plenty of time to flourish before the World Cup 2014 to be hosted by Brazil. In other words, fans should expect a lot of U.S. soccer for this long difficult year.
If DC United gets a stadium, it would significantly show the rest of the world that American soccer is growing and showing a prosperous future for the league.
After all, United does have the most titles, tied with the Los Angeles Galaxy, and its been waiting for one. The club team deserves one after all it has accomplished in the league.
Another expectation would be for the national team to qualify for the next World Cup in Brazil. As of now, there are six teams left in the CONCACAF region, North America, and only the top three qualify. The fourth gets to play the fifth place of the Asian sector, but the American team is not planning on being in that situation.
If the US national team qualifies for the next World Cup in 2014, it will be the 7th consecutive time since 1990. That would be a nice feat added to American soccer history!
ESPN also reported that it would be nice to see the US beat Mexico during the qualification rounds in Mexico. It hasn’t happened yet. It only happened back in August when the US played a friendly with Mexico in the Azteca Stadium. Again, that was only a friendly.
Also, who will be the next player that will bring excitement to the MLS like David Beckham did? That is one of the biggest expectations for this year, especially for MLS fanatics.
In the end, American soccer is going to be exciting this year, as the national team will face a tough road. Hopefully, Landon Donovan will be out of his hiatus and provide a push for his country as well.