Alas, there’s no baseball on the schedule for either the Sox or the Bombers this Thursday, so that means we are going to start the day with some footie. Today the only Yankees we can actually root for take the field against superstar midfielder Michael Essien and his intrepid squad from Ghana. Our boys (including Brian McBride, properly backgrounded in the photograph above) have an uphill climb ahead of them: it’s going to take some help from elsewhere to get the Americans into the second round. Their chances all start with a win, though, so use this as your game thread for all commentary. Chat away.
(And go Italy!)