Monday, July 25, 2005

gold cup -- tough win for usa

"Vaguely Logical" was correct in warning fellow US soccer fans that the Gold Cup championship game would not be a walkover for the US team. Panama played tough, BOTH teams had great goalkeeping and some missed opportunities, but ultimately I think the US victory on penalties was deserved. (I hated the stutter-step kick-down-the-middle thing that Chris Armas tried during the penalties. Panama goalie Penedo wasn't fooled, but fortunately the miss didn't hurt.)

My biggest gripe is that soccer-haters will see the 0-0 score and assume the game was dull. It was anything BUT dull -- end-to-end action for over 2 hours.