Over a month ago, I wrote the letter below about US national soccer. Despite the expectations of myself and everyone else, they prevailed, beating Spain 2-0 in the semi-finals and nearly knocking off Brazil, 3-2 in the final. It was a fantastic performance for the growing skill of the US Men's team. However, when push came to shove, it was clear Brazil had the superior squad than the US. I suppose that's to be expected.
So what's next? Expectations of winning the world cup in 2010? Not quite. But hopefully, if the team is playing to its potential, and with a little luck, we can expect them to fair well come next summer in South Africa.