The United States Men’s National Team has needed a rallying cry since they missed the most recent World Cup. It appears center back Matt Miazga has given the United States some of the swagger they were looking for.

During a mostly boring match that had little to no flair to it, the United States and Mexico seemed destined to play to a nil-nil tie.

After a yank of the shirt by Mexican winger Diego Lainez on Matt Miazga, it changed the complexion of the game. Miazga immediately pointed out their ten-inch height difference and let him know that he shouldn’t try going face to face with him.

Shortly after the incident, the United States drew a red card after a hard foul on American Wil Trapp. After that, with Mexico playing with ten men, the United States pounced with a goal from Tyler Adams. Miazga’s trolling really made a difference and seemed to spark the United States.

Enter smack talk in an ages old rivalry and it will help your team win. Who knew?

About Sam Blazer

Sam is a self proclaimed chess prodigy. He once placed seventh in the state of Ohio in Chess when he was in kindergarten. He will rarely if ever mention though that only eight people were entered in this tournament. Contact him at