It was not the result we wanted, but we want to thank the USA soccer team for playing a great 2010 World Cup. Do we think they should have got this far? Yes, we always thought they should advance out of Group C. Do we think they should have beat Ghana? Well, yes we did, but we didn’t think it was going to be a breeze. But today, the USA lost 2-1 in extra time to Ghana, the same result as 2006 when Ghana beat the USA and eliminated them. The USA defense and midfield had some shaky moments early today, and that wasn’t going to get it done.
But, again, we haven’t had “pride” in a USA team since… forever. And today, we actually had pride, knew that others were watching across the country, and it was exciting, just what USA soccer needs.
This was supposed to be our international pop moment, in honor of the World Cup, in honor of world peace, but then the US just gave up a goal to Ghana, and we are sort of pissed, but enjoy John Lennon’s “Imagine” anyway.