OMG, the U.S. almost beat Portugal! Save for a Portuguese goal in the last minute of play, the U.S.would have advanced (I’m not particularly rooting for them, but since Spain went out of contention I’ve decided to root for promising underdogs like Ghana). Ronaldo was largely ineffectual because of a good U.S. defense (the keeper is great), but he did hit a cross that was converted into a goal by a header. (Is that the right language?) The U.S. plays Germany on Thursday.
Anyway, here’s today’s footie schedule, with several good games. Note that there are no 5 p.m. (Chicago time) games, so somehow I’ll have to sneak in one while I’m working. Maybe Netherlands vs. Chile?
Here are 4 minutes of US/Portugal highlights (the video’s pretty lousy, but watch quickly before FIFA has it taken down):
Google Doodles are going up at about three per day (one per game, I think), and I can’t keep track. Here’s the latest animated one; click on the screenshot to see it. It’s pretty funny.