This week’s Thursday Throwback is a little further back in time than the previous Throwbacks. But everyone likes a little bit of history. Face it, when you’re not forced to stare at old pictures of long dead leaders in a text book, you’re rather fond of it. So everyone should know at least a little bit about your national team’s, club team’s history. In fact, learning about the small things your favorite clubs is probably one of the best ways to get to know them. Then of course there is the big things that shake the very foundation of one club.
The 1-0 U.S. win over England was one of those times for the USMNT. Most, if not all, the people who read this don’t have memory of the actual event. But through stories and movie adaptions, you can almost get the feel of what the players went through at the time. They were the team to be beaten. The Americans were part-time players with jobs on the side. On top of that, 1950 featured the Cold War and the Korean War in which the USA suffered a loss of more than 33,000 lives.
There’s something about the under dog, the little brother, finally succeeding against their older brother. Even if the glory last only for a while. It’s a classic story. Especially in times of hardship.