Every four years my schedule revolves around World Cup TV coverage. I can recite the schedule for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic and ABC by heart. (I know, I know, I could be doing other things but I'd rather watch soccer.)
The U.S. is seriously taking years off my life by giving up early goals. I've been a soccer mom/coach/ref/fan for too long to forgive "silly mistakes".
Still, they do have their moments. If there were style points in soccer, I'd award some to this goal.
Love his field vision and the way he buried the ball in the top of the net.
I just about died through ninety-one frustrating minutes of missed chances against Algeria.
Saturday morning I'm going to be riding that roller coaster every soccer fan knows about, the one that jerks emotions and plays with a country's hopes. It doesn't matter if you cheer for soccer powers like Brasil and Italia or upstarts like the USA and New Zealand, apparently the roller coaster comes free of charge.
Offering sacrifices to the Soccer gods,