After watching the first USA match where we lost 0-3 against the Czech Repulbic I really did not hold out much hope for my team to make it. Lets be honest, the US is NOT a football orientated country....American Football for sure, but Soccer? Not a chance! Lots of little kids play football in America until they realize about ager 10 or 12 that the 'American' sports are the place where the fame and the money is! Little do they realize that football stars are idolized outside of the US. Take a look at Ronhaldino from Brazil, David Beckham from the UK....and of course the greats like Pele and Maradona. Off that soap box! But what an awesome performance against a world-class team like Italy! After three red cards and the US playing 9 men versus 10 for the second half of the game, the US team showed what team-work and pure American grit and determination can achieve. while a win would have been icing on the cake, a draw allows America to stay in the running with Italy needing to beat the Czech Republic and America to win their next match against Ghana.
Can we do it? I think that anything is possible for the Red, White and Blue!
Here are a few shots of the next American soccer stand out...granted the world will need to wait about 13 years before he hits the international scene, but he will be there...if his Aunt Kim has anything to say about it! *grin*
And just so she won't feel left out, I present to you Princess Megan....or as she will often tell you....."I'm not Megan...I'm Princess Cinderella!"