I understand that the United States will want to play a prettier game against Portugal, but a draw in Manaus combined with a Germany win over Ghana means that the team will head into its third group game with a +5 goal differential
You may be right but tonight, they got three points. That matters. Psychological impact, too.
They will have to play an awful lot better, Will.
You're just saying that, Blargh.
Is "haterade" an alternative source of fuel?
Portugal has work to do. So does the USA. So does every team.
Well, Jerusalem, that's why they play the games.
Alright folks, I ask you kindly to redirect your eyeballs over to ESPNFC.us for post-game reaction. Doug McIntyre's rapid react, Jeff Carlisle's grades. Chris Jones (@MySecondEmpire) is also filing tonight from Natal.
Also, if you like the Men In Blazers, their live Boot Room Extra begins NOW on ESPN3/WatchESPN.
Let's save the analysis and fury for next time. Tonight, just enjoy the win if you are a fan of American things.
Thanks to all of you for sticking around tonight! Thanks to Tom Doyle for his sterling work for today's first two games, and thanks to you for pushing me to the limit tonight. You all make this so much fun.
Find me on Twitter @JamesTylerESPN if you want to keep fighting. I enjoy it. #SPORTS
Let's hope they play so hard that they take points, points , points.
Good for you, Rob! Welcome.
They played BECKERMAN TOUGH.
Good idea, Peter.
Alright, closing up shop...
thanks again! See you all tomorrow when we do all of this again, only with different teams playing. Brazil-Mexico! Belgium-Algeria! Russia-South Korea!
Thanks! And goodnight! Celebrate with gusto. May the Brooks be with you all.
Love the sentiment, Fiifi.