Tuesday, June 17, 2014

World Cup: Team USA

USA! USA! USA!

Finally, we can start chanting. Yesterday, Team USA beat Ghana in our first match of the World Cup. It’s still a long road to go, but this is exactly the kind of start we need in order to be a real contender this year. More Americans than ever are getting into the sport that the rest of the world has been hot on for the last century. Better late than never!

It’s also fascinating to see how sports writers craft these epic stories about 90 minutes spent on the field. Dempsey scores a goal and later gets his nose bloodied, but it’s all part of the larger hero struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

How has your favorite team’s World Cup story been shaping up? Who are you rooting for? Which Team do you think will make it all the way?