U.S. Soccer Gags on Lead and Crushes Scott Howard’s Will to Live
June 28, 2009 by Career Sergeant Zim
The United States Soccer team choked away a 2-0 first half lead to lose to Brazil in the Confederations Cup Final. Brazil scored 3 unanswered second half goals and should have had four but for the ref missing the ball crossing the goal line. While the U.S. team should be applauded for making its first ever F.I.F.A. men’s final, this epic gag job should not be forgiven. So in summary, congrats on making the final and congrats on having a 2-0 lead at half time but epic fail at not choking on apple sauce in the second half.
The one upside? We will be subjected to less media love to Landon Donovan and less commentary by the blind U.S. soccer faithful among us . . . like Scott Howard, who actually predictaed a 31-2 U.S. win over Spain in the semifinal. Really, the occasional massive upset is the best we can hope for here folks, we are not a soccer country and likely never will be. But we can be a perpetually decent team that is dangerous enough to beat really good teams but not good enough to win a championship. Is it really so bad to be the Utah Jazz of the international soccer universe? Not in my book.