Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Bad News: No Kazakhstan to Pad our Totals

The United States Men's National Team is 1-7-1 under Bruce Arena on European soil.

The United States Olympic Hockey Team went 1-4-1 in the 2006 Olympics, in Turin, Italy. That's right, I said Turin. If you go around saying "Torino," then, to be consistant, you also need to always call the national capital, "Roma," and you also need to call the country, "Italia."

Anyways, our lone win in hockey came against the largest land-locked nation on the face of the planet. Whoop-de-dam-doo.

Coach Arena's lone win on European soil came against Poland. So we've got that going for us, which is nice.

Needless to say, if we can't beat European teams in Europe, we'll never advance out of our group stage. Because just about every single group has at least two European teams in it, and since some country in Europe will be hosting the World Cup every 8 to 12 years...

Maybe we can lobby for Kazakhstan to be allowed into the European union.

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