Rapid fire reaction:
USA v. Slovenia:
Before I begin the meat of this, I want to say I am very proud of the way the US team kept it together to fight back and salvage the draw after getting thrashed by two really great goals from Slovenia in the first half. The US showed great poise to keep moving up the line instead of bombing ball after ball from the back line.
Having said that...What the @#$%! Come on! Are your serious? How in the world do you not allow the the goal from Maurice Edu? What foul? Where? Who? That was absolutely ridiculous. The ref had been pretty even handed throughout the match, but that last call was beyond the pale.
The US still have a shot. A win against Algeria probably puts them through, but so much depends on England's performance against Algeria. Most expect England to take Algeria fairly easily. Thus leaving England with at least a point to gain from Slovenia. I would England pursuing a win against Slovenia, but you never know. The job for the US is clear. Beat Algeria and beat them by a lot. Control whatever you can and let the rest fall as it will.