Well, in spite of the first (and third) impression they made on the rest of the world, the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team managed to defeat upset-minded Jamaica 2-0, and have made it to the semifinals of the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Tonight, our boys in red, white, and blue take the field in a rematch against Panama, who upset them in the first match played between the teams during the group stage. During the first match, the Panamanians built an early 2-0 lead and dug in deep for the rest of the match (pun intended), holding that score line until the end of the game.
The game begins at 7:00 PM (sharp, this time), and the pre-game coverage on starts at 6:30 PM (Eastern, of course). Fox Soccer Channel is once again broadcasting the game (channel 619 for DirecTV).
If our boys emerge victorious, it's on to the finals for a likely
beat-down match against arch-rival Mexico. If we once again get tossed into the canal ditch, however, then we can also commiserate about how terrible Bob Bradley is and how much his constantly-changing starting lineups suck!
Either way, it's a winner!