Let’s look forward to another of Grant Tunkel‘s fascinating descriptions of the USA (and Sunderland) supporter’s experience of World Cup joy.
The USA’s 1-0 defeat by Germany was probably about fair. But Portugal’s win against Ghana was the result that ensured American progress to the knock-out stages of the competition.
And what a pleasure it is to see the Americans do what mighty Italy, Spain, England and Portugal could not and get beyond the group phase.
Salut! Sunderland readers, for whatever reason, voted the USA their second team at Brazil 2014. I respect that choice – England’s exit means they also become our first team – but have also been impressed by the way they have played and the support they’ve had.
Some lack of quality, but great application, as Mark Lawrenson rather astutely put it in the BBC coverage.
It didn’t seem right that a nation as powerful as the United States should not have a decent competitive national football – yep, football not soccer – side. Now it has.