usa out?

The USA team just lost 3-0 to the Czech Republic – pretty bad, especially as they had been fairly highly rated going in. It’s a shame and, not to get carried away, runs the risk of sinking soccer’s repuation and profile here for another long while. Part of the problem was succinctly noted in the Washington Post’s pretty decent World Cup blog:

Halftime on ESPN2 will feature “Rece, Alexi and Julie.”
In England, halftime hosts are named things like Gary, Clive and Nigel.
No wonder the Americans are losing 2-0.

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