World Cup: Ghana 2, U.S. 1

posted at 12:17 pm on June 22, 2006 by Allahpundit

One and done. Ranked fifth in the world coming in, going home 0-2-1 with two goals scored (one of them off the foot of an Italian player) in three matches. Davids Medienkritik says we wuz robbed.

It could have been worse, actually. The Czechs were the number two team in the world and they’ve been bounced by the Italians.

Back to not devoting a single thought to soccer for the next four years.

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Too much steaks and eggs..too well fed.

easy87us on June 22, 2006 at 12:23 PM

We always do better when no one takes us seriously
I was watching the game and frankly alot of the calls went against us, like the penalty that allowed Ghana to score the winning goal
I can’t prove anti-americanism, just a kvetching theory of mine.

Defector01 on June 22, 2006 at 12:23 PM

Look at it this way, if we won, the French would have demanded three gallons of urin-e from each player to test for drugs.

Luckily they lost.

easy87us on June 22, 2006 at 12:27 PM

That penalty call in the box was a joke.

Clark1 on June 22, 2006 at 12:31 PM

If we had won, we would have the honor of taking on Brazil next. That likely would have been real ugly, as good as they are.

Mike O on June 22, 2006 at 12:40 PM

They have a world championship for kickball?

ScottG on June 22, 2006 at 12:42 PM

But then again it’s only soccer.
So darn boring.

Kramer on June 22, 2006 at 12:43 PM

Great job. And no thanks to Disney Sports for jamming this event down our throats. Soccer is about as irrelevant to me as the U.N. How many days to NFL kickoff again?

Kid from Brooklyn on June 22, 2006 at 12:50 PM

I’m really crushed that the US won’t win the World “best sissies who can act like they’ve just taken mortar fire while faking the most injuries to buy calls and allow their teammates to rest” Cup.

Soccer’s not only a joke, but a boring joke at that.

World B. Free on June 22, 2006 at 12:50 PM

We need to immediately pull our players out of Germany and redeploy them to Okinawa.

JammieWearingFool on June 22, 2006 at 12:57 PM

Actually, the Women’s World Cup, hosted by China, is coming in 2007 and the US Women’s Team is traditionally one of the best in the world. And, of course, there’s always the Men’s and Women’s teams for the Summer Olympics.

I think the US did very well against three tough teams, and am optimistic about the future of the US Soccer program.

American_Pride1701 on June 22, 2006 at 1:12 PM

I could only listen to the game today against Ghana on the radio but the announcers did seem to think the call in the penalty box was suspicious.
But this game does not seem to be anywhere near the debacle that the game against Italy was on Saturday. We wound up that game with only 9 players on the filed and italy had 10. The referree for that game should be suspended like he was in 2002.
And finally if the US team had made a better showing in the first game against the Czech Republic most of this talk would be null and void. So it wasn’t just one game althought I feel that they played their hearts out against Italy for the tie and it sounds like they put up a good fight against Ghana today.
I will be keeping my eye on Ghana. They may be the Cinderella story of the World Cup. They already got my attention when the player from there pulled out an Israel flag at the end of their game against the Czech Republic which of course set off a fire storm in Egypt resulting in the player and the country of Ghana’s Football League issuing formal apologies.

LakeRuins on June 22, 2006 at 1:41 PM

Jammie; sorry, we only redeploy to Okinawa if we’re winning. Keep your phrases straight; the U.S. Soccer team won a ‘moral victory’ at the World Cup (though their record was better than Kos’s; at least they got a tie).

Mike O on June 22, 2006 at 1:51 PM

we didn’t even do better then Iran or the Saudis
That’s not moral

Defector01 on June 22, 2006 at 1:52 PM

Whahhh? What did I miss? Soccer games? Huh. whatever.

shooter on June 22, 2006 at 2:39 PM

I would prefer to not devote a single thought to soccer for at least 4 more decades. Or more.


RobertHuntingdon on June 22, 2006 at 3:53 PM

The last medical article I read about soccer/football was that it somehow stopped the testicular developement in adolescents. The last TV of soccer/football I want to forget…a congratulationary bite from a teammate…

tormod on June 23, 2006 at 11:33 AM

What? There was a soccer game on? Must’ve missed it when I fell asleep on the couch watching that fishing program.

Spurius Ligustinus on June 23, 2006 at 12:35 PM