The International Game I Mini-Blog #AskASoccerPro Show

The International Game

In the game of soccer, there are 11 players on both sides of the field and no one person is greater than the team. I think that seeing the game at the international level is a great example of the fact that no single player is great enough to win it all.

I think that international competition is more similar to MLS than any other league in the world. Players with diverse philosophies and ideologies on the game are competing against one another at the highest level. Mix those diverse perspectives in with vastly different styles of play, and you get something very special. The players coming together to represent their countries may share a nationality, but they also have to come together and bond over some centralized greater good to be successful.

Usually, the team with the greatest superstars or the biggest names either don’t make it into the World Cup, or they don’t make it very far. International competition is the great equalizer in my opinion because the teams who win are the ones who choose to do what is right not what is easy.

Most people don’t understand the difference between the two and how doing what is right translates into long term success. When you do what is right, you’re not seeing the results of the efforts you’re putting in immediately.

Make sure to check out the full-length episode here, and the PS Clip about 'The International Game' below!