Win or Go Home (or, Win and Go Home, Potentially): Yanks-Black Stars Gamer I

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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!)

16 comments… add one
  • He lives in New York. He’s a bit combative. And now the truth comes out: SF is a Yankee fan! We knew it all along.
    USA USA USA

    YF June 22, 2006, 9:36 am
  • What was I thinking…
    GHANA! GHANA! GHANA!

    SF June 22, 2006, 9:44 am
  • Anyone have a clue how to follow this game on an internet radio? XM is the exclusive USA source, and they don’t give you access from their free trial. BBC Five Live broadcasts the game online, but UK only. Is there no US outlet to tune in? If so, BOO!!!!!
    Help!

    SF June 22, 2006, 9:45 am
  • Head over to your local bar, pull up a stool, order a BUD (with a Peroni chaser), watch Landon Donovan work his magic. (Cringe)

    YF June 22, 2006, 9:53 am
  • watch Landon Donovan work his magic
    That’s kind of like telling me to go out and read JJ Redick’s poetry. Not gonna happen.

    SF June 22, 2006, 10:14 am
  • Ghana goes on top. FIFA’s rankings continue to look dumber than the Dolan family…

    SF June 22, 2006, 10:29 am
  • USA GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LocklandSF June 22, 2006, 10:46 am
  • 1 – 1

    Anonymous June 22, 2006, 10:47 am
  • Clint Dempsey scores to even it up!

    SF June 22, 2006, 10:47 am
  • Totally bogus penalty. After a bunch of crazy yellows. These refs make MLB umps more impressive with every minute.
    USA looked like crap until the 30th minute. They get back into it, and then the ref goes and turns the game over to Ghanna. Terrible.

    YF June 22, 2006, 10:59 am
  • Wow, we actually scored a goal. Of course, that probably means this game will end in a tie. Just like the All Star Game in MIL. Remember how cool that was?

    Nate June 22, 2006, 11:01 am
  • Bruce Arena: the Tony LaRussa of soccer. Overrated, charmed by hiw own intelligence, hasn’t won much of anything in the last 15 years.

    SF June 22, 2006, 12:12 pm
  • arena’s no larussa. more like isaih.

    YF June 22, 2006, 12:35 pm
  • I only caught the second half of this game, but I have to say, that was a very lackluster effort at a rally.
    I’m no footie expert, so maybe it’s crazy for me to think the US players should have been launching some shots on goal when they got the ball around the perimeter of the box, instead of trying to make the extra pass EVERY DAMN TIME.
    Also, does soccer have a stat somewhat akin to unforced errors in tennis, where a half-assed effort leads to a change in possession? Because the Yanks pretty much excel at doing just that.
    I’ll be glad to see Bruce Arena run out of town. Let’s bring some fresh ideas into the system.

    airk June 22, 2006, 12:46 pm
  • So the only serious questions left after is game are:
    1: Will Bruce Arena be fired before cocktail hour?
    2: Will tomorrow’s post headline be:
    A: Gone-a
    or
    B: Ghanna-rhea

    YF June 22, 2006, 12:58 pm
  • What about “Ugh-ana”?

    yankeesnj June 22, 2006, 3:36 pm

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