Futbol, Football, Soccer, whatever you may call it and whether you like the game itself or not, this World Cup as an American has been exciting. How about Landon Donovan scoring a goal in extra time that meant in a moment that a USA team on the brink of disappointment in not advancing, instead wins the group.
I know as a country we do not often watch this sport, but I would encourage you as we move into the knockout round to pay attention to the event most of the world is riveted by. In group play draws occur frequently making for unsatisfying results but now there cannot be a draw so games have a feel of finality we need and long for.
As we watch the USA play Ghana Saturday root hard for the guys representing us, a world away they can feel and feed off of our support.