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Right. So, we're back. SSN Headquarters is once again fully staffed and we'll attempt to get back up and running with today's post. There is nowhere to begin but with the USA and Portugal. Ronaldo was ass, but even on his assiest day he can deliver a sick cross to break Yank hearts. And Michael Bradley? What's up with him? He's been poor, that's what's up. When he lost the ball in the middle of the pitch in stoppage time, we knew it was trouble. And it was. Let' get to the the fun.
USA 2 - 2 Portugal: Paolo Bandini at Arena Amazônia
Germany and Ghana drew 2-2. Some German fans showed up in black face. Nice.
Men In Blazers has a nice compilation of headlines from a cross the country here. The Guardian covers the social media insanity here.
World Cup Talking Points? Bam. The BBC has a guide to the beautiful, the terrible & the funny of the World Cup. And we shall share it.
Guess who else isn't pleased with
Oh, right. England and Spain are already out. Hah! No need for additional coverage of their failures here, but suffice to say, nobody at SSN Headquarters is shedding any tears. Wait, Nick Hornby has a piece about England's failure? We'll gladly make an exception for Sir Nick!
Let's play some more, shall we? Here's your lot for today:
And finally...because we need to ease back into the mode...Here's what the rest of the world thinks about American soccer fans.