Jamaica's victory seemed quite in keeping with the flow of the game. Throughout the game both teams had excellent chances that were muffed, but I thought it was a good game. I've always been strangely loyal to the Mexican national team, but good for the underdog playing a good game. I can't imagine they have a chance against the US, but fiik.
As Iíve said for yonks, the US plays athletically but not creatively, or even skillfully. I donít see any Lukakus or Ibrahimovichs out there, let alone any Ronaldos or Messis. When I go by practice fields here, as I have forever, all I see are kids dribbling balls around mazes of cones being directed by men who donít have a clue. When we start seeing kids playing in alleys, or any semi-level patch of this Earth, just because they love it then there will be some cause for hope. I saw some fabulous street players on one of the main streets of El Chalten, Argentina with Fitzroy looming over them. They would ricochet the ball off the curb or a carís tyre to make a pass. Hell, in Naples they donít even need a semi-level alley, the steeper the better the challenge!