If I'm not mistaken, Ghana won the Africa cup. The US is playing in the group of Death. The 3 teams we're facing are *all* excellent. And as for not being a "real" sport??? Constantly running and making plays with no breaks for around an hour and a half? Soccer players are excellent athletes...
If you want to be called one of the best you got to beat the best.
Good teams or not the name of the game is WIN.