I fail to see how the officiating could not be perceived as poor. Pope's yellow-to-red: tackled a little late (still touched ball) from the side, cleats down. Sorry, but that is not a card. If calls like that had come to pass back when I played, a brawl would have ensued. But I guess that's what separates the amateurs from the pros.
And that game as a whole was horrifying. The fact that McBride is often seen as America's best chance to score is really, really frightening. He's a mediocre player at best. The only person that, for me, stood out as playing well is Convey. Surprised by his intensity.
Brazil is looking a little shoddy. Definitely not playing as a team but obviously the most skilled team in the tourney. The France tie was pretty heartbreaking, as Zidane is my favorite player of forever.
Also, excited about Rooney starting. The British are going to do better than expected, me thinks.