Over the weekend, as I watched the US lose to a well-organized Ghana team, I started wondering about the nickname of the US team. Ghana is called the Black Stars. The Italians are the Azzuri and the French Les Bleus. England are the Three Lions. So, what is the US called? I was thinking maybe ‘Stars and Stripes’, but that didn’t sound right. So, as we do with all matters trivia these days, I googled it.
The US soccer team is called …
Wait for it …
It’s gonna blow you away …
… the Men’s National Team.
Really?!? Is that the best we got? In a competition with the Super Eagles, the Indomitable Lions, the Red Fury and the Blue Samurai, we’re called the Men’s National Team. How lame is that? (There is a full listing of all the nicknames of the teams that competed in World Cup 2010.)
So, dear readers, we welcome your suggestions for a new nickname for the team. Here’s what we came up with so far:
- The Damn Yankees
- The *!”£%$@ Americans
(Admittedly, we started making our list after we had a couple of beers and the end of the US – Ghana match.)
What can you come up with?
Posted 28 Jun 2010