RedCardDad wrote:Not sure what players from La Mo or other teams were tagged as unworthy, but what is reality is that the Cadet team lost to both Brazil and Columbia. Brazil and Columbia? One known for its coffee and the other for its past life of drug cartels. If Columbia wins, what would Italy, Hungary, and others do? Please understand that I am sure the young men are playing their hearts out, but this is not good news for our future if it is predicated upon current results.
Review the history of these UANA games. Ask yourself what countries at these games ever qualify for the Olympics? This is usually not a competitive tournament for the US or Canada at these ages. Look at the USA Senior National Men’s team who recently beat a Canadian Senior National Men’s team of National Junior Team aged players in China and were rejoicing. I don’t know what team the Canadians will send to the Pan American Games later this year to qualify for the Olympics but USA Water Polo has surely missed the buck on this one. Consider these UANA as travel experience for your young players. If USA Water Polo continues on the course it has been taking, parents put your dreams in the trash because the only thing USA Water Polo is successful at is getting money from your pockets.