Thursday, June 17, 2010

Days 6-7

The first week of the 2010 World Cup is now complete, and every team has now played its first game. It looked like most teams were tentative in their first games, playing defensively and trying not to lose instead of moving the ball forward, which resulted in five draws in the 16 first round games (and very few goals).

Everything has picked up in days 6-7 when teams started playing their second games and knowing what they needed to do to advance. Today there were ten goals in the three games, which resulted in no tie games and two goals or more for the winning side in every game.

Right now this looks to be a World Cup for the Americas, with Argentina clinching the second round and Mexico and Uruguay looking pretty comfortable in group A. The only team from North or South America who has lost is Honduras, who lost to Chile.

Tomorrow the USA plays Slovenia to keep the American(*) fortunes flowing. Viva Western Hemisphere!! Mas que nada!

(*) "American" meaning everything from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego..

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