Sunday, October 11, 2009

America Clinches World Cup Birth

Playing well in Central America hasn't really been what the United States Men's Soccer team has been known for, but they delivered in the clutch Saturday with a big 3-2 victory in Honduras. From what I've read, this appeared to be a pretty fast paced game, but I can't confirm that because the game wasn't on television. These qualifying games have been fun to watch, but it seems like it's been difficult to try to get the away games on TV. That won't be the case on Wednesday night, as they'll have one more game against Costa Rica, Wednesday night on ESPN2.

Now, talk about me burying the lead on this one, because with the victory the United States have clinched a birth for the World Cup in South Africa next year. Along with Mexico, America one of the powerhouses in their qualifying region, so this birth shouldn't come as a surprise. But still, you can never take anything for granted and it's good to know that the U.S. will be in action next summer.

How they'll do remains to be seen, but U.S. soccer has been on the up and up lately so I'm expecting some decent things next summer. I've been thinking about going to the World Cup, part because of my love of soccer and part because of my desire to travel, but then I realized that plane tickets out there would be like three thousand bucks. So, scrap that idea.


Anonymous said...

Honestly, Soccer? Come on, get real.

True Sports Fan said...

International soccer, although maybe not the most popular thing around here is probably the purest form of sport there is.

Maybe, Anonymous, you should quit watching sports all together and check out something a little more up your alley, like jon and kate plus 8 or something.

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