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Old 06-23-10, 05:34 PM   #71
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What I think is interesting:

One of Uruguay, South Korea, USA or Ghana will be a semifinalist. You know who I want from that group, LOL.

What a game: USA v. Algeria. We had about 10 goal scoring chances and another valid goal disallowed (this time for a bad offside call). So many close calls, nice saves and a few balls off the woodwork. FINALLY in the 1st minute of secound half stoppage time, Howard makes a save, distributes nicely to Donovan for the counter, Donovan plays Altidore through, he crosses to Dempsey, the goalkeeper saves, but Donovan is there for the rebound. Amazing stuff from the Yanks in the cup.

Donovan (already the all time top scoring Yank with 44 and and all time assists leader with 45) now ties Bert Patenaude for most World Cup goals with 4 (he had 2 as a 20 year old in 2002 and 2 in 2010). Bert Patenaude netted the first World Cup hattrick way back in 1930 when the US finished third.
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This post of mine is a Post Script to the disappointing World Cup 2010.

I have followed them all on TV since I was a kid starting with my first in 1966, and can definitely say that this one was the worst ever from the neutral point of view (no Irish team there). The football on view was mostly crap compared to previous tournaments.

However, I was pleased to see the boys in blue, France, finally getting their comeuppance. Let's face it, after that double hand ball of Henry's in the qualifier with the Irish Republic, Les Bleus did not deserve to be in South Africa. When they did play there they failed to win a single match and got unceremoneously dumped out of the tournament. However, they did not go out without a squeal; because Anelka had fallen out with the French coach, the French squad ganged up in favour of Anelka and virtually mutinied. Not surprising then that in the forthcoming friendly involving the French, the new manager and former international, Laurent Blanc, has dropped all 23 of the World Cup squad.
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