Monday, June 12, 2006

Flat

To my untutored eye, the USA football team looked flat in their 3-nil loss to the Czech Republic. The ESPN expert commentators said the same thing.

The Czech team was favored to win. A lot of experts have said they are good enough to finish in the top four.

USA chances to make the next round would have been greatly enhanced should they have gotten a draw. The USA team needs at least a win and a draw in their matches against Ghana and Italy to make the next round. Even that would most likely result in a goal differential tie breaker situation. Going down 3 to nil in the first game doesn't help.

The Italy vs. Ghana match will be playing shortly. Italy is heavily favored in the betting. However, if Ghana pulls off a long shot draw, that gives the USA new life.

It has been said many times before; anything can happen. That's why they play the games.

2 Comments:

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Not that I claim to be watching much, but the Canadian guys had the same observation about the American etam.

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

Anvilcloud,

After watching the Italy/Ghana game, it appears they have a pretty tall mountain to climb to make it to the knockout round.

 

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