Sunday, June 6, 2010

This time, it's not war

Saturday is a big day. Not only will it by the first weekend without Mrs. Blog (who will be in the States for a month, taunting me long-distance about the delicious meals and artisinal cocktails and trees with leaves on them), but it marks the resumption of hostilities between the US and Britain.

Yes. It's 1776 all over again, except with soccer balls instead of muskets. And here is the U.S. in its most recent tune-up match.

The Aussie team is really called the Socceroos. Maybe not in Spanish, though.

Portugal vs. Brazil should be a good one too, which got me to thinking--how many former colonies will be squaring off against their colonial masters? The odds are pretty good for Britain, Spain and France, I think.

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