Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Team USA in serious trouble at FIFA World Cup

The worst possible scenario going into this World Cup for Team USA would be to lose against the Czech Republic and be put into a do-or-die game against Italy, one of the more powerful soccer nations there is. Well that scenario has unfolded in a nightmarish way for Team USA and all American soccer fans.

USA lost today to the Czech Republic and the mere term "lost" just doesn't do justice to the Czech Republic. It was more like the Czech Republic destroyed team USA. The game was only 5 minutes in when the Czech Republic put a header into the corner of the goal for a 1-0 lead, not even enough time for the fans to get settled into their seats. That first goal would be the deciding goal as the other two scores only further added to the humiliation team USA faces for this loss.

Team USA was ranked as the 5th strongest team entering this Cup, that ranking now looks very much misapplied. There was plenty of finger pointing going around as players blamed the coach and the coach in turn blamed the players. One thing is for sure, if they don't find a way to regroup and forget about this loss they will be going home much earlier than planned.

Italy is all the stands between USA now and a date home or an extended stay in the World Cup.

I hope we can turn it around and beat Italy but it maybe too late to call off the wolves. This is going to be a fast exit for a team thought to be USA's best. I don't think we have what it takes to beat Italy in a game they have so thoroughly dominated, they have won the World Cup 3 times.

Good luck Team USA, I'm afraid you're going to need every bit of it to advance.


At June 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I hated that we lost to Czech Repub. but you've got to hold out hope..We can get this straightened out and open up a can on Italy.


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