The US were gritty and courageous in hanging on to tie Italy today. Having honestly given the US a man advantage early, the referee virtually offered the game to the Azzuris by sending off two US players on very cheap calls. No team has ever scored a goal in the World Cup when reduced to a 9-man side, but we came close, putting one past the keeper only to have it waved off on a (probably legitimate) offsides call.
Still, we are down to one realistic scenario to get through. We must beat Ghana and the Italians must beat the Czechs, Both games kick off at 9 am on Thursday. I won't be blogging. Or practicing law.