Wait a minute... The American team _has_ an offense? Where?! I missed it so far... Heh.
I know, Europeans like to pretend soccer is chess... I just think I enjoy watching the more fluid games. Or at least teams that use more than the middle third of the field when the ball gets past midfield. That was an info-packed post though, S.
I used to have more faithful viewing company and we would watch these late-nights of the British clubs. Some of them did impress me more than Europe in general. (I like pasta too, but some of the Italian clubs just make me shake my head.) Arsenal seems to have real skill, much more than I've seen from ahem, Brazil so far...
On that note... Is this a particularly odd World Cup? Or is it just that it's the first round. Someone history-crazy cue me in. So far we have, Italy and Czech each having difficulty with lower-ranked teams, Brazil winning but not performing awfully neatly against Australia, and _how many_ cards knocking people out for a game? At least a couple goals and some near misses bouncing off defenders or sailing neatly between them at close range... Is all this par for the course at this stage?