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Monday, June 12, 2006

World Cup open thread


(AP Photo/Daniel Roland)
No, no, it's not Pathfinder Group, just
fireworks. Fireworks, OK......

Monday, June 12, 2006
TIMEHOME AWAYMATCHVENUE
Jun 12 12:00 ET United States v Czech Republic
Match 10
Gelsenkirchen
Jun 12 15:00 ET Italy v Ghana
Match 9
Hanover
Jun 12 09:00 ET Australia v Japan
Match 12
Kaiserslautern


Ok, today is the Socceroos against Japan, Italy against Ghana and the US team against some furriners.

I'm going to an appropriate place to watch the Americans play with Sam's Army, which should be fun. I don't have to horn in with the Dutch or the English.

Yeah, it's fun to watch Man U, Liverpool beat the ass off AC Milan and Barca beat Arsenal, but it's not the same.

Despite all the talk about club soccer expenses, and who plays soccer, the US team is a great representation of America. Immigrants, suburban kids, black, white. It's an American team which looks like America. SI did a story last year on DaMarcus Beasley and how he came from a working class single parent home to soccer at a time when black kids didn't play the game. It also did an all black starting 11,which goes against the image of the sport being suburban and white.

It isn't. It's integrated with players from all kinds of backgrounds who have one thing in common: being American soccer players.

This is a team Americans can root for without hesitation. No one living on a famous name, no one with big contracts, a team which is ours. We don't have to adopt another side to be included. Americans play, Americans can win. I'm going with Sam's Army today, because I am an American and I want to support our boys in the World Cup.

posted by Steve @ 9:30:00 PM

9:30:00 PM

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