Jun. 18th, 2010

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Now *that* is why World Cup is the greatest sporting event.  At half time, it would have been a miracle if the US could salvage a draw.  By the end, it's a bit of a let down that that's all we got.  Most of the country could not care less about soccer, but the atmosphere where I watched was crackling.  Am currently emotionally exhausted, and very proud of a team that should have curled up and died at the half, but which came out and played hard enough to win.

Best wishes to England this afternoon!  There's still a chance we could all go through.

ETA:  My favorite headline:  United States ties Slovenia 3-2.

ETAx2:  Even better (and fairer) quip:  On the bright side, the US has tied 3-2 and 0-1.  (We did get a gift in the first match against England).

There's virtually no interest in World Cup at LJ, but does anybody know what happens if both England and the US defeat Algeria 1-0 and Slovenia and England draw 2-2?   Slovenia would be in with one more goal than either England or the US, but England and the US would be dead even on all measures I can see, so what happens then?

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