World Cup upsets continue, as 32nd-ranked Ghana beat 15th-ranked Serbia.
This complimented the US tie with eighth-ranked England and South Korea's take down of Greece.
I can't watch these upsets happening without the Official 2010 World Cup song playing in my head.
"When I am older, I will be stronger, They'll call me freedom, Just like a wavin' flag".
These upsets are what make the World Cup such a sacred event.
See, to win the World Cup, it doesn't matter how big your military is, where your GDP ranks or how corrupt your leader is.
It's about getting that black and white ball into the net.
These upsets just make the concept of the World Cup being up for grabs for any given team all the more prevalent.
Yesterday, did it matter that soccer is an exponentially bigger sport in England compared to the United States?
Today, did it matter that an African team had yet to win a game this World Cup and has still yet to ever win a World Cup?
Or, did it matter that South Korea is bordering a powerful nation that is synonymous with nuclear proliferation, while Greece practically invented international competition?
And now, is it really all that relevant that the US has never won a World Cup?
My high school football coach used to say take what's written on paper and light it on fire. That's what the US needs to do.
The irrelevance of anything besides those 90 minutes on that field proves that soccer is about athletic competition.
History is removed and the field becomes the only relevant entity of the world.
"Give me freedom, Give me fire, Give me reason, Take me higher."
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