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Monday, July 3, 2023
Sportsman of the Week Ending 7/2/2023
Americans have been waiting for their Men's National Soccer Team (USMNT) to step up and play at the top international level and time and time again have been disappointed. Reaching the round of eight in any major international tournament (e.g. World Cup) seems to be a ceiling. Even in Western Hemisphere action (e.g. CONCACAF or Gold Cup) it seems farfetched to make a strong run. 2023 may be a corner turner. No longer are they fighting against Carribean Island teams and losing to Mexico. But winning and winning big. Two games this week, albeit against lesser competition, the USMNT surged. Led by upstart star Jesus Ferreira. Ferreira may be the superstar to combine with Christian Pulisic to push the USMNT to the next level. This week it was epic. Hat trick on Wednesday against Saint Kitts and Nevis. Hat trick on Sunday against Trinidad and Tobago. No, this isn't against France or Argentina. But the team is playing well and confidence is something they need. Led by a future star, Jesus Ferreira, the Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!