"Ready, Set, ANGRY!"
It's only four days before the USA vs. England match, aka the American Revolution 2, and after weeks and weeks of searching, I have finally found it: a rude, smug, pompous English tabloid op-ed dismissing America's chances on Saturday. So U.S. Men's National Team supporters, prepare to get angry, as the London Evening Standard's Simon Johnson "goes off on one":
The USA have no one they can call a world class talent. Most of your players ply their trade for mediocre clubs in Europe or the MLS, which should stand for Minor League Soccer.
Bam! Take that Don Garber! And:
Beckham will be acting as England's cheerleader in South Africa due to an ankle injury and will provide the English players with some insight into the way the USA like to play.
It should be a brief conversation. Fabio Capello's men won't need many tips because they will have far too much quality for mediocre opposition.
Zing! I mean, isn't this awesome? Don't you feel the rage now? Even though it's sort of not convincing, especially considering it was reprinted in a U.S. newspaper and sounds like he's just writing what American soccer fans want to hear so they can finally get mad at an up-until-this-point relatively docile English press?
Still, who cares? Now Americans can finally ignore Capello's charming respect for American strikers (and love of Shepherd's pie, apparently) and drink deep from the rage-ahol.