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Not Hockey Related: FIFA Confed. Cup

 

 

 

I haven't been on Fear the Fin for a while because I upgraded my browser, but it didn't transfer my bookmarks.  And because I didn't write down my password to SBN..............yeah.  3 or 4 weeks later, I finally have my account back.  The sad part is, I probably won't learn from this.

 

Anyway, on to more serious matters.  I have two sports I love, hockey obviously, and futbol.  Since certain....................events in May caused me to go in to deep depression, I have looked to futbol raise my spirits.  Now, let's see the Earthquakes should be strong-........................ this year.............. I guess the Universe is still mad at me for when we were roomates.  Luckily Team USA has become my psychiatrist.  The Confederations Cup started badly though as we lost to Brazil and Italy handily.  It looked like we were out of the tournament.  I read that it would take 6 US goals and a win over Egypt to advance...................... Calling Suicide hotline.  However, the US beat Egypt 3-0, Italy lost to Brazil 3-0, and I was jumping for joy, and wondering about the factuality of what I'd read before.

However, our next opponent was Spain, ranked #1 in the world and favorites to win next years world cup.  They had a 15 game winning streak and a 35 game unbeaten streak............. oh goody.  The winning streak is a world record, the unbeaten streak was tied for first with a Brazilian run from 93 to 95.  I didn't think we would win, but I was going to root for them anyway, and hey its sports, anything can happen.  I kept thinking about the US upset over England in the 1950 World Cup, dubbed the "Miracle on Grass" or our 1-0 stunner over Brazil in the 98 Gold Cup, or our miracle run in the 2002 World Cup.

The US rewarded my faith better than I thought they could.  When Dempsey scored to put us up 2 nil, I was screaming, every emotion I could think of was boiling up.  That's when I knew we had done it.  20 minutes later, the team that was unbeatable, had never been scored on since April, had lost to the United Kick-Ass States of America.  Final Score was 2-0.  The US is now on its way to its first final in a major internation tournament ever.  I still can't stop smiling and celebrating.  

Right now I'm watching the Brazil vs South Africa game to see who we'll face.  Sure this isn't the World Cup, but it doesn't matter.

  GO USA!!!

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