August 24, 2005

Ready for Germany 2006?

If you have no idea about that which I'm writing, you probably should still read on. Maybe you'll learn a bit. The U.S. Men's National Team (Soccer) played Trinidad and Tobago last night in the Second Qualifying Phase of the CONCACAF Region. We(the U.S. team) still trail Mexico by one point in the standings. That however is a bit trivial, since the top three teams advance to the World Cup. Here's a peek at the current standings: http://www.ussoccer.com/home/teamhomepage.sps?iType=8215 . With only 4 games remaining, the U.S. is almost assured of a World Cup birth in Germany next year. Next up is arch-rival Mexico, a team of unrivaled passion and extraordinary skill. Thankfully, this game is on home soil, lest we allow our record to plummet to even greater depths in the loss column. (We have never won in Mexico City.)

There is much promise for this group of players. There is much talent for Bruce Arena (coach) to choose from. Only time will tell if this will be another great World Cup for the U.S. of A.
Tune in to Telemundo at 8 ET on September 3rd to catch the game. Go USA!!!