Watching England v. Slovenia (friendly) and wondering whether penalties should be eliminated altogether.
The highlight of the day, of course, will be USA v. El Salvador. This Real Salt Lake beat writer thinks that Bradley will start Altidore, which naturally makes me happy, but then I remember it’s Bob Bradley, and then I’m sad again.
It’s a must-win, obviously, and Donovan is saying the right things:
Our absolute goal has to be to finish in the top three…If we can’t finish in the top three, we probably don’t deserve to go anyway.
Although El Salvador is a tough opponent, a team of the class the USA is looking to be can’t afford to do anything but close this match out in a clinical style. I’m not as nervous as I was ahead of the Mexico game, but I’m not sanguine.