Watching the game right now... had it recorded. Due to goddamn IE popping up MSN showing the fucking result first page I know they tied (GRRRRR) but so far the predictions of pundits during the Euro cup regarding European teams switching to the old Italian style of compacted defense coupled with overhead attacks on left side attacks came true. Watching Italy play is like watching Portugal or especially Greece again in the Euro cup. Defensive football is back with a vengeance. Anyway, good news for all the Americans here, you survived against Italy which is potentially a leathal opponent for almost any team bar maybe Brazil. The fact gli Azzuri screwed up and had an own goal helps of course
Question. What the hell is the deal with the shoving by some of the American team? Especially that Oyewu (sp?)? Edit: US versus Ghana should be interesting. Both teams that go for a more hard attack style of footy. Interesting to see how they both adapt. One more. Mastroeni's foul maybe was not a red card call. I rewound it a couple times, probably too severe. I also think that as weird as it sounds, playing a heavy defence style does not suit the modern Italian team, even if they have traditionally favoured it.