Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Bummer and Not...

Big Bummer:
Slovenia is out of the World Cup.
 @ 10:00 am EST, they were sitting at the top of their group.
 @ 11:48 am EST, they were sitting 2nd in the group, ready to move on.
 @ 11:49 am EST, Landon Donovan scored in injury time after the 90 minutes of regular game time had dissipated.  Jozy Altidore (oops!) Clint Dempsey was stopped on a breakaway by goalkeeper Rais Bolihi of Algeria and Donovan swooped in to clean up the rebounded shot.
@ 11:49 am EST, Slovenia slipped from 2nd to 3rd and, thus, to out of this year's World Cup.
An incredibly steep fall in such a short time.

Well, if anyone were to score and deserved to score it was great to see Donovan do it.  He was the most involved player of the game (most # of touches, 67, during the match) and, obviously, the Man of the Match (player of the game).  A rakija to all of the Slovenian players for making it to the 362nd minute of World Cup play before being eliminated.

Not:
USA is in, in fact, they just finished at the top of their group!

What great games (from what I heard).  Can't wait for the replays tonight.

So,  in four years in Brazil perhaps we'll get a chance to see Slovenia again.  And Croatia, of course!

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See you in Brazil! :-)

(bravo, Donovan)
 
hopefully next world cup, i won't be in the lost world of fan-dom. let's go hrvatska.
 
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