Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Team USA - World Cup Scenarios

Team USA - Ghana
10:00 am EST - ESPN

To advance to the second round of the World Cup, Team USA must beat Team Ghana tomorrow. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The following must take place for Team USA (if they beat Ghana) to advance:

1. Italy defeats the Czech Republic.

2. Italy ties the Czech Republic 0-0 or 1-1 AND the United States beats Ghana by at least four goals.

3. Italy ties the Czech Republic 2-2 or with a higher score AND the United States beats Ghana by five or more goals.

4. Italy ties the Czech Republic 2-2 or with a higher score AND the United States beats Ghana by four goals AND the U.S. team scores at least three goals more than the Czechs do in their tie.

5. The Czech Republic beats Italy AND the total combined margin of victory for the Americans and Czechs is six or more.

6. The Czech Republic beats Italy AND the total combined margin of victory for the Americans and Czechs is five AND the U.S. team scores at least three goals more than the Italians do in their loss.

7. The Czech Republic beats Italy AND the total combined margin of victory for the Americans and Czechs is five AND the U.S. team scores exactly two more goals than the Italians do in their loss AND the Americans win a drawing of lots by FIFA.

Oh and Team USA has only 1 shot on goal in two games. Plus, if they do advance, they get to play Brazil. Great.

Once Team USA is done, it's time to start rooting for the fatherland. That's right, my Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather was English. That's "net roots" for you.

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(Source - ESPN)