On Wednesday, the United States Soccer Team can do one of two things. The first thing they can do is lose to Algeria.
A loss will knock the States out of contention for the World Cup even before they can get out of the Group Stage. All the anticipation for the World Cup along with the recent momentum built up by the team heading into the tournament will have been be for naught.
Fake soccer fans will revert back to their natural of state of not-at-all-a soccer fan. The tournament will go on for the next month, but Major League Baseball and NBA Free Agency will dominate the sports world here at home.
Or, the U.S. can beat/tie Algeria and potentially move on. And they will play more soccer. But how much more is the question.
And with the global importance the World Cup carries, "how much" is the key phrase.
It's no secret that soccer is not exactly the hottest thing in the United States. Even so, once every four years, soccer has a shot to be revitalized (or arguably, properly introduced) in the U.S.A.
This could be the year. But it all depends on how this team, which has faces expectations than any other U.S.A. Soccer Team in history, performs.
It would be interesting, however, to see what it would be like if the U.S.A. were to move on. And on. And on...