I know we as a country feal horrible today that we lost in another World Cup but if you look at a couple issues maybe you'll feel little better like I do. For one Ghana representing Africa as a country and the whole continent needs this far more than we do. I know that sounds a little corney but Africa with it's genocides, civil wars, and the fact that this histroric event is taken place in South Africa means much more than the US winning a World Cup. There are national parks all through Africa that are used to bring in millions that now are just graveyards for elephants, Rhino's, and other big game because the wars tore through these magical places and left everything for dead. By point is that the only country that I would been ok seeing beat us was a Northern African country. They need to come together and maybe this isn't the only answer to their problems but it just might spark a little light that one day is the flame that openend that beautiful continent back up.
Now to the Us Soccer team. Bob Bradley has to go, every game he had the wrong men out there. His continiuos arrogance to play his son Michael was sickening. I know he smashed the rebound in to tie Algeria but he showed his lack of elite level when he didn't even look at he goalie late in the 2nd half and just kicked the ball directly at his feet. He could have scored that ball 10 different ways. I'm not saying that it wasn't for lack of effert but just lack of elite skill. Cherundolo got abused today like a child versus men. He got an early yellow and i thought ok Bradley may at some point sub him out but no he stuck by his man who continued to make mistake after mistake.
I'm proud to be an American today and proud of my soccer team. I'm just not proud that at this level of sport a father would be coaching his son. It's the biggest recipe for desaster even in 11 year old sport. The Father always plays their son through good and gettin knocked out of the World Cup. Also big ups to Landon Donovan, my man being a little grey in the beard showed his a still a bona fide star.
Oh and hey Bob Bradley,"Take the players jacket off and put on a suit", you made yourself look like a junior high coach. And you know what you're coaching did too.