Friday, June 18, 2010

World Cup: Destiny in their Own Hands

Well, after an odd day the fates of England and the US became clearer: Win and advance. Tying could result in advancement, but don't count on it.

The US looked awful for the first half of their match v. Slovenia, and were robbed the go-ahead goal by a phantom call from the ref, but showed a lot of heart and probably got what they deserved by tying it in the send half.

England?  They just looked dismal. Awful. Terrible. Especially Wayne Rooney who seems out of it: bad first touches, bad second touches and he rarely gets a third as he is usually stripped of possession by then if he still has it after his first touch.  Anyway they drew nil-nil with Algeria which could not have been a better result for the US.

So it all sets up for an interesting (and nail-biting) Wednesday morning. Big fun.

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