World Cup Open Thread Day 13 (not 12)- Go USA, Advance!

Submitted by M-Wolverine on June 23rd, 2010 at 7:00 AM

I think we had 2 day 8's, so even though yesterday was "Day 11", since it started on Friday, this would actually be Day 13. Big USA game vs. Algeria to seal the advancing to the next round...and hopefully an insignificant England/Slovenia game at the same time.  



TMS-Mr. Ace

June 23rd, 2010 at 10:32 AM ^

I don't understand all the hype around him.  If he isn't given the perfect setup he is basically worthless.  Just doesn't seem to have the grasp for the game that you would expect from someone of his stature.

STW P. Brabbs

June 23rd, 2010 at 12:42 PM ^

Played like a very rich man's Emile Heskey today - he was teriffic in maintaining possession, playing intelligently, and using pace and touch to set up attacks.

But he lost his composure in front of the goal, and as a striker, that's his job.

He still had a teriffic game, and set up the game-winner.  I was a doubter before this match, but I now think Jozy's got a bright future.  Just needs to develop some calm nerves in front of the goal.


June 23rd, 2010 at 11:17 AM ^

on wide open nets.  They honestly don't deserve to go.  That's the honest truth.  I think that the pressure is getting to them.