2010 World Cup Open Thread Rooting For UCLA|USA: Beat England

Bruins - Carlos Bocanegra & Jonathan Bornstein - celebrating in Red, White and Blue. AP Photo/Paul Thomas

Well we have few games already in the books.

South Africa with their Oregon Ducks uniform opened the festivities with a 1-1 tie with Mexico. The French then tied up with Uruguay in a boring 0-0 match yesterday.

This am South Korea started their World Cup on a stellar note with a 2-0 victory over Greece. Argentina (in their Tar Heel blue unis) just beat are up 1-0 against Nigeria by a score 1-0.

Our match is coming up at 11:30 am PST against England on ABC.

We all know by now the deep ties between the Bruins and the US squad. There is another angle to England from Allen Ramsey of


Style: The neighborhood bullies. Bigger, faster, stronger.
Most teams on the world stage struggle to match England for size and speed. What the Brits do well is move forward in numbers quickly. Led by the bulldog that is Wayne Rooney, the Three Lions are always a threat on set plays and counterattacks, and they’re never afraid to give a hard foul if things aren’t going their way. It’s a direct approach that goes against what Spain and Mexico do, but it can be very exciting to watch.

Comparison: USC Trojans football

They’ll bend a rule from time to time, put forth talented players with questionable character, and outmuscle opponents whenever possible. They may not win too many titles, but like the Trojans, they’re always a tough out.

Well then. That is a pretty good reason to get even more excited about the Red, White and Blue. SBN has full coverage here.

Let's use this as our World Cup thread. If you are watching the game or somehow tracking this from South Africa or any other corner of the world, this is the place to root on all the boys in Red, White and Blue (including the ones who bleed Blue and Gold).


UPDATE (N): This commercial is pretty good:

Just about an hour to go. GO USA. GO BRUINS.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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