Late and light post this morning, since some of the boys in the press box hung out at the bar at Alpine Village, a true kitschy South Bay institution, after the Chivas USA game and I got home at 2 a.m. just in time to watch the U.S.-Norway game.
If you didn’t stay up, you can catch up on the action here.
The U.S. found a measure of redemption with its win, but here’s a memo for U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati: hire Germany Coach Neid Silvia.
Discipline beat flair in the World Cup final, with Germany showing the U.S. how to stifle Brazil.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy continue their improbable playoff slog today against former Coach Sigi Schmid’s Columbus Crew.
The game is sold out (thanks to Beckham) and the Crew are asking fans to wear black in what the team is dubbing a “black out.”
Galaxy beat writer Billy Witz has a preview of the game and its playoff implications. The game is delayed three hours until 5 p.m. on FSN.
The Crew have plenty to play for as well, sitting just two points behind Chicago for the last playoff spot.