Been on the road and missed a lot... But finally caught at least the US-Ghana match.
Neither side impressed me all that much with their overall setups for offense. Both wasted some corners pretty well, too... The Chinese commentary even kept saying it was a slow-moving game.
The burst attacks were fairly good. I did like how the US at least used the wings -- both sides were actually pretty good at switching the ball around. Ghana would have been dangerous if they could have brought the shots to the moon a bit lower. Howard did very well in goal, especially with charging out at difficult moments in the first half. And Boye, for some reason, just had a horrible day. He looked just misplaced (though maybe just unfortunate) in so many important moments.
I thought Ghana deserved a couple obstruction calls against it, though that is how they play... Happy more
people didn't get hugely injured than apparent, thinking of the last times I've seen them at World Cup. Dempsey was just fuming a couple times at how much arm and body he was playing against.
Technically I doubt the US team will do that well if it gets to the big Euro competitors, but their defense did pretty well at least for the day and it was all fun to watch.