Video: ESPN Previews the US - England Match
Game day is finally upon us and Anglophiles across the country are entering the opening stages of a drunken afternoon of self-loathing, fronting, internal conflict and split-allegiances. With the U.S. playing England at Wembley in a few hours, faux-hawked footie fans from Philly to Flagstaff are putting on their replica kits to root, root, root for...England.
If you'll afford me a moment on my soapbox for one minute I would like to express my disdain for at least 3 people I have seen today who --to the best of my knowledge-- are at least 4 generations removed from any British heritage they may have, yet are behind the Three Lions in today's match because (to quote one of these loathsome individuals) "the U.S. sucks...and Americans like a winner".
True, we are kinda into victoriousness and whatnot but we also appreciate a little loyalty. And to be honest, I tend to root for England against almost anyone...except the U.S. I dunno, maybe I'm making something out of nothing but I wish that just for once people would put aside the glamor for the grit.
Enjoy the match.