For all the MGoSoccer fans out there, the USA U-20 team takes on Serbia in the World Cup quarterfinals at 12:30 tonight on FS1.
These games have been really late/early in the morning since the tournament is in New Zealand, so i'll happily take a 12:30am kickoff on a Saturday night. Exciting to see the future of US soccer with this squad.
People were too hungover to make one on time I guess. Today we have:
Argentina - Belgium (12 PM Eastern, ABC)
Costa Rica - Netherlands (4 PM Eastern, ESPN)
Messi and Co. already up early 1-0 on the waffles.
What a game today and solid performances against Ghana, Portugal (almost a win), and Germany (which scored 4 on Portugal).
His 12 saves in regulation time today were the most of any keeper in Brazil so far, and second most at any World Cup in the past 50 years.
If that was the 12-year veteran's final game for his country, he went out in fitting fashion: even though his team lost, Howard was named man of the match.
So put on your oversized gloves and give the man a round of applause!
Ok the warmup game is over - now to the main event.
GO USA. Get those waffles!
After an exciting group stage, the World Cup is now into the knockound round/sweet sixteen. For the 168 of us (nice!) who entered the bracket challenge on ESPN, here is an update to the standings.
Group link: MGoBlog group
Tied for first are "Sharath3947" and "Bowl picks right?". Assuming these aren't your MGoBlog usernames, who made the top 10?
P.S. In my original post starting the pool I mentioned that I root USA, France, Uruguay. Somehow, all three are still alive in the tourney, so I'm lovin it!