It was a Tuesday afternoon up at my radio station, and the United States' 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time had just ended, eliminating the American men's soccer team from the 2014 World Cup.
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Depressed, I stood there staring at the television, slowly calculating how old I would be the next time I would get to watch a World Cup game, in 2018, when I heard a voice grumble behind me.
I turned around, and it was my co-host, normally a self-proclaimed and proud "non-soccer watcher."
Quizzically, as if I were staring at an alien, I said, "Huh?"
"Wondo, man!" he frustratedly groused. "He missed that goal. If he makes that, we go to the quarterfinals!"More »