It seems to me that we’re all a little zany about the performance of the US at this World Cup. I’d call it close to being below par, which is certainly a far cry from how many others seem to be reacting.
The team won 1 game out of the 4 it played, which means it won 25% of its games. I know, I know, they should not have advanced out of the Group of Death, so doing so was quite the accomplishment.
But really, was it?
They beat a Ghana team that they arguably were favored against. Portugal, a favorite, thoroughly dominated the US the whole game and the late theatrics cover that fact up. Germany was in a different league than us and of course the millions who watched the Belgium game saw an arse-whooping that was only close because, well, … I don’t know.
As I see it, they were totally dominated by any team that was remotely World Class and the reason they advanced was that Portugal laid a stinker against Germany.
Maybe the future of US soccer is bright (I think it is), but that surely can’t be gleaned from the team’s performance this past month.
Sorry to be a party pooper.