Caitlin's mates are happy. England scored two late goals yesterday to beat Trinidad & Tobago to make it to the next level.
C has been enjoying the Cup, and not just when England or the US are playing. When we last talked, she was watching Ecuador beat Costa Rica. I'm not kidding.
She'll be cheering her, uh, home team tomorrow against Italy. But she'll be watching the match with a "bunch of rowdy Italians" so she's planning on "sitting in a corner with a dunce cap and waving a tiny American flag." I share her sense that the US will have an early exit this year.
I know. This is
football soccer and no one in the US cares. Which is fine with me. I still watch because I like it. But for those who contend that soccer is "boring," I direct your attention to an average baseball game, at least three hours of a whole lot of standing around. At least footballers run longer distances than 90 feet before taking a breath. (Used to love,love, love baseball. Hate it now. Could have something to do with living in a city that boasts the worst team with the worst ownership on the planet.)
Okay, enough of that.
I'm rooting for England, of course, and there's nothing anybody can do about it.