Monday, June 12, 2006

The US Drops a Bomb

In the World Cup, that is. The US just got absolutely smoked by the Czech Republic, 0-3. The US team looked flat, listless, unenergetic, and uninspired. There was no teamwork, no concerted offensive strategy, mistakes throughout the back line, and by the end of the match, the team had clearly given up. With goal differential being such a critical part of the first round (2 of 4 teams advance from each group, and when teams are tied, goal differential determines who moves on), even scoring 1 goal could have really helped. Instead, the team hung its head and gave up. Now, the US will probably have to beat both Italy (this Saturday) and Ghana. The way the team looked today, they won't come close.

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