Besides the U.S game today I cannot wait to see Messi's performance at 9:30.
World Cup Open Thread (Early Game Edition)
Seriously, if you need an "OT" to figure out this ain't Michigan football ...
are already driving me crazy, and its only day two!
General Burgoyn, we accept your surrender:
or is Greece just playing that bad? I am not paying full attention, so I'm really not sure.
just seem to give up possession too passively, like they freak out when the ball gets pressured. With such awesome names/hair, I expected more.
of the "Don't Tread on me Shirts" that US soccer is selling. I like them, but that is coming from a history major.
Greece has been sloppy and uninspired from the beginning. They may not be as good as South Korea, but it sucks to come to the largest stage and completely lay an egg.
hes that good. greece looked AWFUL. oh and U-S-A! U-S-A!
This is domination early.
WOW. Argentina strikes fast
Argentina. Beautiful goal
Nigeria just can't get the ball out of their own end. Their passing in the box is also really rough. They've had two scoring chances thwarted by non-crisp passing on crosses. I feel like Argentina is about to blow this thing open.
The Greeks did not save Greece the way MSU saved Detroit
And, through the first games in two pools, the longshots in each are tied for first place
also, we should also start a new thread for the USA/England when it comes to that. You guys alright with that?
It'd probably be worth it. Especially as those who comment on whether we should or not will only make this thread longer. Perhaps pregame thread here, game thread separate.
I have some mod powers, not sure if I can do that one, though. FA I know can.
I think new thread, just because its a bigger game and it ought to bring more traffic than this one, so lets start fresh as we get close to kickoff.
Also: Word on no OT. Brian is frontpaging his own soccer posts. This is a de facto soccer blog for the next few weeks. It is decidely On Topic.
Higuain, Tevez and Messi provide the most dangerous forwards in the world cup. They should be up by at least two.
Lots of standing around by the Nigerians when the Argentians put it in play near the box. They need a lot more energy.
0 shots on goal for Nigeria?? Mickey Redmond says get some traffic out in front and throw it at the net.
I cannot believe this game is simply 1-0. Nigeria has been horrid with its FK marking, their keeper has made some amazing stops, and Nigeria, despite decent pressure, has yet to really test the Argentine keeper.
Messi didn't put one in, but sure looked on form. The guy is awesome.