NewBornProdigy wrote:2-0 England
Just out of curiosity, are you English? Even Jim Rome is excited for the USA, which is really saying something. America will be feeding off the "1950 all over again" hype, whether they admit it or not, and I think they realize that this is arguably the most important match for US soccer ever (just hear me out on this, I'll explain). Conversely, England is vastly more talented, player for player. I wouldn't expect either team to win by more than a goal.
The reason I say this is our most important game ever is because, well, it's against England. The US has been an up and down team over the last eight years, and before that they were nearly all down. This is not only a historically significant match (see: 1950, and yes, I think that's relevant), but it marks a chance for the US to establish itself on the world stage after a 2006 Cup that I would describe as no more than awful. Admittedly, we've had chances similar to this one before (Brazil in the Confederations Cup comes to mind, as well as the entire group stage in 2006), but this...this is fu**ing England. Am I biased because I'm an American? Yeah, probably. But I think this is our chance to establish ourselves as a world power, albeit a secondary one.