Saturday, June 17, 2006

Thank You Ghana - Go Italy!

Thanks to Ghana beating the Czechs, the US has a chance to make it to the round of 16 - we just have to beat Ghana and Italy needs to beat the Czechs.

I missed the first half and was wondering wtf the US team did that they had already lost two players. Evidently a Portugese referee, Allende, gave the US two bogus red cards so they were playing shorthanded for the entire second half (9 players to Italy's 10 - as Italy received one Red card - legitimately according to both Italian and American commentators). So I missed all the action but the US team clearly was giving their all today. According to Musburger that same ref was penalized for calls in the 2002 World Cup and unable to ref in the last World Cup (which makes no sense as 2002 was the last World Cup so maybe I heard wrong) - anyway the group of commentators agreeed that it was not likely he'll ref another game this series - we'll see.