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Patriots love American soccer

A collection of quotes about the beautiful game as practiced in America.

Don't Tread
Don't Tread
Kevin C. Cox

Many of America's greatest patriots spoke out in favor of the United States Men's National Team. Here are some of their greatest sayings about American soccer.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all not all soccer teams are created equal, America's is endowed by Gaetjans, Keller, Donovan with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Passion, Belief and the pursuit of Victory. - the Declaration of Indendence

I am not a Virginian, but an American. One Nation, One Team. - Patrick Henry, Speech in the First Continental Congress

Where soccer is a duty, work is a crime. - Thomas Paine, Public Good

I believe there is one supreme most perfect team.. I believe it is pleased and delights in the happiness of those who believe. -  Ben Franklin, Articles of Belief and Acts of Soccer

Courage, then, my countrymen, our game is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind a team in the World Cup that stands for liberty. - Samuel Adams, Speech in Philadelphia

There is a Destiny which has the control of our team, not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of mere Belgium. - George Washington, Letter to Sally Cary Fairfax

But America is a great, unwieldy soccer nation. Its Progress must be slow. It is like a large Fleet sailing under Convoy. The fleetest Sailors must wait for the dullest and slowest. Like a Coach and six-the swiftest Horses must be slackened and the slowest quickened, that all may keep an even Pace. - John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams

Today the American player holds the soccer supremacy of the world. - Betsy Ross, unknown

"A team divided against itself cannot stand." I believe these twenty-three cannot endure, permanently unless one nation, one team. - Abraham Lincoln, House Divided Speech

Nothing is more beautiful than a team after the whistle of victory. - George Washington Carver, The Great Tree Survey

Failure is impossible. - Susan B Anthony, Failure is Impossible

If Americans should now turn back, submit again to European football, it would be a betrayal so base the game might better perish. - Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine

Let us be practical and ask the question: How do we love Belgium? - Martin Luther King, Jr, Loving Your Enemies

I think we're going beat Belgium because it's in the nature of the American team to face challenges. It's by the nature of their deep inner soul ... they're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream. - Neil Armstrong, Apollo Mission press conference

Today, the Belgians are like a punch-drunk old boxer who doesn't know he's past his prime. The times are changing. The soccer and footballing environment has changed. The Americans are coming home to roost - and the time to account for past losses is approaching. - Cesar Chavez, What the Future Holds

You can't use up soccer. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou, Conversations with Maya Angelou

Don't Tread - Clint Dempsey

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