Bubba Likes Soccer

Former President Bill Clinton was in South Africa to take in the US team’s amazing victory in the World Cup. After the game, he visited the US team’s locker room in what was described as a “surreal” experience and visit for the US team:

Someone handed the former President a soda. He put his arm around Donovan. He sought out coach Bob Bradley. The party went on. Clinton wound up just hanging out for 45 minutes; some think he would’ve stayed hours longer if, you know, the guys didn’t have to actually get dressed.

Bubba gave a speech and told the team that they “made him proud to be an American”. Let’s hope that this is the additional motivation the US team needs to make a nice run deep into the Elimination stage of the World Cup.

World Cup

I just wanted to say that I’m very excited for the upcoming 2006 World Cup in Germany. I am very encouraged by the prospects for the US Soccer team, even though Claudia Renya injured his hamstring in a “friendly” vs Morocco. My understanding is that the injury is not as serious as first thought, however it is still a point of concern with his importance to the team. My fallback is England, who should also have a good showing in the tournament.