More US and soccer
A good friend of mine, and winterspeak reader BR, saw my post on why the US should always lose at soccer, and writes back:
But the us regularly beats mexico in soccer now. I think they are 7-3-1 (or something like that) against mexico under Bruce Arena, the US won the regional qualifying tournament, and the US won head to head when it mattered most in WC 2002...and yes, losing to the US in the world cup caused a national crisis. It's even better that the us is trying pretty hard to get better and is not succeeding.And still, the average American does not care -- this is excellent.