We're looking good early - bike attempt goes wide.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Don't really follow soccer. Can someone explain what's at stake in today's game?
Confederations Cup final.
of the warm up tournament for the 2010 World Cup. So nothing really, but it could be a momentum builder.
I dont really follow soccer either. i had never heard of this tournament before 2 weeks ago. it would be really cool to beat spain though
I'm following the game on espn gamecast at work. The anti-American commentator (i think he's british) is really starting to piss me off
A place in the final of an exhibition tournament.
I'm watching the game. Those trumpets are awful - I cannot listen to the match.
Also, it doesn't look good that the stadium is only 60% full for the semi-final. Oh well.
What are they doing in the stands? Jumping jacks?
has made some borderline racist comments about what people from Africa do at games. Probably some of that stuff.
Spain's starting to turn it on. I'm liking the play of Landon right now - he's really turning it up defensively and winning some 50-50 balls.
an ATH. 3 Stars. Meh prospect.
playing under control and having good first touches. GOOAAALLL!!
Wow, what a goal!
Jozy gets a yellow card for celebrating and taking his shirt off. That's the same discipline a player can get for breaking another player's leg with a bad challenge.
Edit: Never mind, someone just stated why he got the yellow.
Sweet control and finish by Jozy. We can't lay back and play a defensive game now. Keep the offensive pressure up.
catching the first 10m of play during my lunch break, seeing that we're up 1-0 has made me happy. USA seemed like they were playing out of their minds.
Does Spain still have that crazy old racist guy (Aragones?) as its coach?
Nope, del Bosque is their coach now. They have yet to lose under him, I believe.
No different coach now. I bet he's still racist though.
The US has to keep up the pressure, I think they'll need at least one more goal to win, at least in regulation.
I'm going to be hearing these trumpets in my head for weeks on end. It sounds like giant mosquitoes buzzing over the stadium.
Those stupid horns are going to make the World Cup miserable. South Africa should be banned from hosting or playing in international competition until every single one of those horns is hunted down and put on a rocket ship to the sun.
Can someone explain the trumpets? It sounds like a damn horde of bees circling the stadium.
Are they US fans? Spain fans?
I am so glad this does not happen in a sport I watch regularly...
posted about these horns on Monday in his UV post. This is an African thing.
I cannot watch these games with the volume on. 2010 World Cup is going to suck.
maybe he can play quarterback?
Thank you for that worthwhile contribution to this topic.
packing it in right now. this is not good. too early for that.
They are playing, gulp, Tressel-Ball - oy...
this is ridiculous.
Holy shit. I never expected to see this. Game is not over though. Spain is too good.
...the last thing the World wants to see is the U.S. win international tournaments in the one sport the world sees as its passion and the United States takes little "popular" interest in.
That sounds like the world's problem :) and part of the reason I enjoy so thoroughly any win over Mexico.
Agreed - wins over Mexico bring mad schadenfreude.
He had nothing but goaltender and net in front of him and he tries to get it to Dempsey, through THREE guys
brings to the table.
Wayne rooney to me.
nothing, but altidore looked exhausted and dempsey injured
...and both should have been subbed out 10 minutes before they were.
I think he is just a big body to wear down defenders.
Don't follow soccer but I've got to believe Spain sucks.
you're not allowed to tackle in international football anymore. What a ridiculous red card. That's why the card system sucks.
That was such a bullshit red card. What the fuck is with soccer refs? They are the biggest joke refs ever.
Was a cleats-up challenge right at the ankle. That kind of shit breaks ankles, and gets a red card 90% of the time.