Thoughts on the World Cup: The Round of 16 and Quarterfinals

After a rollicking series of 48 group games at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, we have reached what is often called the “business side” of the tournament. The minnows have been separated from the sharks, and we have a situation where the teams can no longer tie. It’s a situation very similar to the … More Thoughts on the World Cup: The Round of 16 and Quarterfinals

Desire to Conspire: Should the U.S. Partner with Germany to Cheat the Group Stage?

If the United States and Germany tie on Thursday, they both advance to the Round of 16. This is 100% guaranteed, as they would both have 5 points, which is more than the possible 4 points that Ghana or Portugal could have at the end of the day. In a world where advancing is the … More Desire to Conspire: Should the U.S. Partner with Germany to Cheat the Group Stage?

A Dish Best Served Piping Hot: Thoughts on the USA’s 2-1 Win over Ghana and the Rest from Yesterday’s Matches

Holy cow. I’ll spare you all the hyperbole that will naturally come given the circumstances. I hope now that we’ve all had a little time to digest the fact that the USMNT has finally beaten their Ghanaian nemeses, we can look forward to the rest of the tournament. Without a doubt, the win was crucial … More A Dish Best Served Piping Hot: Thoughts on the USA’s 2-1 Win over Ghana and the Rest from Yesterday’s Matches