Monday, July 16, 2007
Copa America Roundup
Wow, I'm the best.
Mexico looks like they'll make me liars but ends up beating Uruguay 3-1 for third place. Brazil picks up three goals and Argentina gets none making half my score prediction right. I guess I can only guess semifinals correctly because Chile beats Nigeria and Austria shits on USA.
Mexico and Club America goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa looked good for Mexico keeping them in the game with his usual fantastic saves. Ochoa should have been in goal during Mexico's semifinal match up against Argentina, not Oswaldo Sanchez. Even though Sanchez proved to be a calming force for a very nervous Mexican team against Argentina, it was his lack of effort and blunders that ultimately cost Mexico the game.
Brazil didn't need Copa America Golden Boot winner Robinho to beat the shit out of Argentina in the Finals. When Wagner Love started in the fifth minute with his goal strike from Cambodia to put Brazil up 1-0, it was over. Brazil losing to Mexico was the best thing to happen to them. They rallied around each other when the Brazilian contingency went into doomsday fire Coach Dunga mode. Brazil had excellent defense making future Manchester United star Carlos Tevez invisible. How is it that Tevez can shit on Premier League teams by himself, but he's invisible in this Final? Brazil shut down Argentina's MVP Riquelme as well, but no one was making Riquelme shoot those horrible free kicks from point blank range. Brazil's defense and creative offense lead to Argentina looking pretty pathetic.
I'm off to Japan for two weeks checking out Japan's best soccer team, Kawasaki Frontale. Urawa Red fans can leave their complaints on my dick for me to piss on.