So this guy can never go back to England right? Because from what I can gather about this World Cup thing this is like a pretty big deal around the world. And you know it's an embarrassingly bad goaltending effort when even I notice how weak sauce the goal was. Hell I'm still trying to figure out why the U.S. didn't go for 2 after this goal and try to take the lead. Seems like futbol 101 to me. But what do I know, all I've done is lead Qatar to title after title on Fifa '95 for my Sega Genesis.
And after all the build up of the U.S.A/England 'match'* it ends in a 1-1 tie. Which does end up being pretty awesome for the U.S. considering England claims to be the country that INVENTED soccer. Can you imagine how embarrassing it would be to be the country of origin for a sport and not dominate against a team whose country just started playing it in like 1996? It would be like the United States not kicking thorough ass in a world wide baseball tourna........oh wait. That's beside the point. The point is team U.S.A. didn't get beat and made it out of match #1 with at least a point. Whatever the heck that is. Not to mention the last time I checked we still won the Revolutionary War. But just to be sure I verified the coaches poll at the conclusion of the 1783 and here were the votes:
1. United States
Friggin French coach. Always voting his own team into the top 5. In any case this tie is basically like a win to the U.S. because they avoided the loss. In fact I don't think it's too much of an inductive leap to say that we basically won the World Cup on Saturday. Bonus word: America.
PS: I'm not sure how many people even care about the World Cup, but I have to say I get pretty invested every four years. In fact it's a lot like Olympic hockey in that regard. Any sport where I can root for the United States AND have it socially acceptable to drink at 10am is alright in my book.
*I think that's what it's called, I googled 'what is a soccer thingie called' and that's what it came back with, and if we can't trust google what can we trust?