I've also read a lot about people ragging soccer for the procedures for getting into the round of 16. The US lost the game but still advanced--so what? Those are the rules. We had enough points, so there. Aren't we lucky that we were good enough to be in that situation? The same thing happens in football. Alabama ONLY went to the National Championship 2 years ago because 2 other teams ranked ahead of us lost. We lost a game, effectively killing our chances, and then because 2 other teams lost AFTER us in the season, we got to go. The year before that we didn't even play in our conference championship game and got to go. Of course there was LOTS of drama about that, and hence the eventual demise of the BCS, but still. Things like that are going to happen. It doesn't mean the US is ok with mediocrity, it means the rules played in our favor. Should they change that? I don't know--I'm only a fan for the next few weeks. I'll let more experienced fans handle that debate. But, seriously, let's get off soccer. Let's use this as an opportunity to come together as a country and cheer on our boys! USA!
Have you jumped on the soccer bandwagon??