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Science On Tap! Why is USA Men’s Soccer so bad?

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SpeakEZ is proud to partner with Grand Valley State University and Science On Tap Grand Rapids to bring this recurring lecture and discussion series to our stage on the second Thursday of each month.  Come hear top experts in their fields present on a broad range of topics concerning the sciences and the world around us.  Raise your knowledge while raising a pint!

Topic: Why is the USA so lousy at (men’s) soccer?

A presentation by Robert Deaner, professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University.

The U.S. men and women are both highly successful in international sports competition (e.g., Olympics), yet only the women excel in international soccer. In this talk, we will quantify just how poorly the U.S. is at producing elite male soccer players and then explore possible causes of this phenomenon, drawing on research from history, economics, sports science, and psychology.


November 14, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm