Not that most Americans ever get all that passionate about soccer but, once every four years, we get at least a passing interest in a sport where scoreless ties are common. Usually, that’s because our national team is involved, and it’s the only time we as Americans ever get to feel like the underdog. But, this year, the Yanks failed to qualify for the World Cup, which means that other than rooting for whoever Germany is playing against, it’s hard to pick a team.
But if you’re looking for a bandwagon to jump on in the 2018 World Cup, there are some great contenders. We chatted with Miami-based soccer journalist Neal Blackmon who tipped us to the teams who, if nothing else, with be fun to root for in this World Cup — some of which may actually have a chance.