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World Cup – America and England out

So in the most watched men’s soccer game in American history, America was bested by Ghana — because of geography.

As disappointed as I am,  I was at least as much anti-England as pro-America in this World Cup, so I am happy with Germany’s blow-out of England.

As I said to an incresingly dejected England fan (in a volume guaranteeing he would not hear and attack me)

  • Do you remember the stamp tax? You do now!
  • This is for the Boston Massacre!
  • George Washington died for your sins!

Take that, John Oliver!

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Team USA

The video, from Huffington Post

The write-up, by Dan Wetzl

And certainly not in those stands, where the American fans, half a world from home, continued to stand and chant and wave their flags in hope that the dream would be answered.

And when it was answered, when the improbable had been produced, they started charging. These aren’t college kids. These are grown ups. They are mostly well-heeled who can take time away from work on an expensive vacation. Yet the moment was so magnificent, the goal so perfect, that broke all security measures anyway.

After the game, they had mashed up against the fence in numerous places, screaming onto the field at the American players who were hugging and kissing and dancing. The players ran over to party with their people – Altidore even doing a mini-mosh pit leap into the adoring masses.

“USA, USA” went the chants, audible even over the din of the vuvuzelas. All was right here in the South African night.