If you’re DVR’ing, stop reading now. Otherwise, Paraguay is giving Italy a beating on everything but the scoreboard (1-1 after another huge goalkeeper mistake in the form of Paraguay’s keeper missing a punch). Japan beat Cameroon in what is wrongly described as a huge upset (still an upset nonetheless).
Anyhow, in my pool I have the Netherlands winning it all, with the US getting out of the group stage (but no further than that). So far so good as Holland won this morning over a decent Denmark team.
The fact that ESPN is streaming these live – for free and in great quality – is the highlight of this tournament for me, thus far. Those damn horns – or as I like to call them, “portable Dave O’Brien’s” (nothing kills like soccer jokes!) – have to be the lowlight.