The USMNT’s World Cup destiny is entangled with today’s Germany-Ghana game. The Yanks are cheering for Die Mannschaft to beat the Black Stars and knock them out of the tournament. Of course we still need to take care of our own business against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal tomorrow, but Germany can help us out by clearing some room at the top.
Not so Bold Prediction: The Ghana team manager has the squad running late to the match in Fortaleza due to a soiled timepiece. Germany cleans Ghana’s clock, 3-1.
In other news, Hope Solo, keeper for the NWSL’s table-topping Seattle Reign, was arrested recently on two accounts of domestic violence.
BREAKING :Soccer star Hope Solo arrested overnight for allegedly assaulting 2 relatives in Kirkland: http://t.co/YMuk8gzI1A
— John de Leon (@DeLeon_Times) June 21, 2014
Ugh. This hurts. The Reign’s stellar undefeated streak is under siege. Seattle is currently on an East Coast road trip while missing players due to international call-ups (Solo included). The Reign persevered 2-nil against Boston on Thursday, but play a very difficult Western New York Flash on Sunday. The Reign are both classy and talented, and I wish them the best while weathering this storm.