Despite leading 2-0 early on, our guys could just not maintain it, losing to Mexico 4-2. Clearly, Mexico had the better team, although one wonders how they would have done if they were not allowed to replace five players who were kicked off for drug violations, earlier in the tournament. A rare example of FIFA largesse.
Adding insult to injury—even if this was hardly unexpected—the Rose Bowl crowd was overwhelmingly pro-Mexico. Less well known is that the title ceremony was conducted in Spanish. This was rightly called a ” f—–g disgrace” by US goalie Tim Howard.
I would add that the current state of US soccer merits the same description.