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Thursday, June 22, 2006

World Cup experience not so fun for U.S. team

The quest for a World Cup title is over for the U.S. national soccer team.

At least it scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to Ghana on Thursday. That goal was the first by an American in 388 minutes of Cup play dating back to 2002 - not too good. Congratulations to Ghana for advancing to the next round in its first trip to the World Cup.

Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Portugal and Spain look like the teams to beat. Let's go with Germany to win it all.

2 Comments:

Blogger Brian Vernellis said...

The U.S. poor showing is attributed to one person - Bruce Arena.
His 4-5-1 alignment didn't produce any offense. If you want offense, shouldn't you put more guys up front besides one guy?
The 4-5-1 relies on wingmen providing rushes and using speed to beat defenses around the ends. The U.S. didn't have any attack at all.
Its loss to the Czech Republic is especially stinging since the Czechs only goals in the tournament came against the U.S.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Brian McCallum said...

That's our soccer writer!!!

1:54 PM  

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