This meme comes up every once in a while. I found it here. To tell you the truth, I am kind of sick of it. While I agree that the United States probably has better potential football players than the ones who are currently on the national team, different athletes have different skill sets that don’t necessarily translate across different sports.
Or to put it another way, the best national team in the world is made up of midgets* as is the best club side in the world. The best player in the world is one of those midgets.
Keep LeBron and Kobe in basketball.