Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WCP #17: Team USA

Watching the French team implode was pretty fun, but not fun enough to make up for the fact that my beloved Bleu went home home w/ 1 measly point. Gourcouff's Red Card was a bit harsh, but obviously, that's only the tip of an enormous iceberg of problems in the team. Overall, it was one hell of a ride. Now we can look ahead to the 2012 European Championships w/ Laurent Blanc @ the helm. Here's to hoping the US squad can pull off something a bit more positive. One would think they should be able to get by Algeria, but one would have thought that Spain would beat the Swiss, Brazil would take apart N. Korea by more than 1 goal, Germany would beat Serbia, & of course the French.... There have been some weird surprises; let's hope today doesn't give us another one.

And your Visions of Ypsi Player of the Day, again, doesn't go to a French player. I was hoping to be able to give it to Ribery after he scored 7 goals & took the French through, but that was never likely. Instead, we have to go w/ a S. African who worked his ass off & sealed the fate of Les Bleu by bundling in the 2nd goal yesterday: Katlego Mphela
He loves Neil Peart

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