Sunday, June 27, 2010

Well, that sucked.

I think I made both my teams lose... maybe I shouldn't watch them while the match is still going on, not even on time delay. The US went down in extra time against Ghana, 2-1.

For the first time ever, I saw a lot of Americans really getting excited about the World Cup, and it would have been oh-so-cool to shove it in the face of my European friends and neighbors if the US had gone all the way. Heh heh heh.

But it's Ghana's turn, again. I'm seeing some shades of Korea in 2002 (and to a lesser extent, Japan), where the hosting of the WC on Asian soil saw a very successful run by the Asian hosts: while South Africa didn't fare so well, another African team — and you can see the African solidarity in the fans and players — is rising steadily to the top.

If Japan gets knocked out, maybe I'll start rooting for Ghana.

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