Settling for glorious failure

June 21, 2002

WORLD CUP | Germany v USA | Germany beat valiant USA

But try as they might, the States could find no way through Germany's superbly organised defence and had to settle for glorious failure.

I watched both matches, the US-Germany and England-Brazil, which at 2:30 and 7:30, make for a rough Friday. But the US team made it further than I expected, and played a very competitive game against Germany. Team USA had lots of chances and played a great game, just catching some bad breaks. I was impressed enough by the caliber of some of the young national team players from MLS, to go see a Metrostars game,. It would be nice if they didn't play in half-empty Giants stadium, though.

Posted by Andrew Raff at June 21, 2002 12:56 PM