U.S. v. Brazil– Confederations Cup Final

All the attention the last few days, even with the passing of the King of Pop, who I initially thought had just faked his death and was hiding out in Argentina with his mistress….. too soon ?

Anyway– all the attention since the boys beat Spain has been a little odd. It is almost like what happens in a real footballing nation. It is really, really strange when people like YAHOO’s Dan Wetzel are writing columns about the US Men’s National Team. Fascinating.

Pretty big game. Not much to say except I do think we’ll play better than we did the last time. Juan is out for Brazil– replaced by Luisao. Despite his brilliant goal to win what was actually an interesting match against South Africa– Dan Alves remains on the bench for Dunga, who stays with Andre Santos and Maicon. Expect Maicon to attack a bit, and maybe if the U.S. comes out aggressively we will actually see Felipe Melo support the attack too.

I just hope the Yanks come out loose and have a good time. It’s going to be tough without Junior in the middle, but hey– playing Brazil in FIFA Cup Finals isn’t supposed to be easy.

Jen Chang’s running blog is a must read,
over on the four letter website…

Finally, I love it when Carlos Bocanegra reads the “Say no to Racism” pledge. It proves that he realizes there is more to life than being really, really, really good looking. There’s defense. And thinking racism is bad.

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