Friday, June 18, 2010

Phew

SVN 2 : 2 USA.

I'll take it, but Team America were clearly robbed on that free kick. And Findley shouldn't have gotten a yellow card. Lots of grit from the Yanks to come back in the second half.

At this point, assuming England handle Algeria, a 2-goal margin in our third match against Algeria guarantees advancing out of group play. Alternatively, if the ENG-SLV matchup ends in anything other than a draw (corrected), any victory against the North African side would be enough to advance.

1 comment:

Nicholas Beaudrot said...

To show the math, let's assume England win tonight. That leaves the standings as:

Slovenia 4 (+1)
England 4 (+1 or more)
US 2 (0)
Algeria 0 (-2)

If the US win and one side wins in the ENG:SLV matchup, we end up with 5 and take 2nd place. If there's a tie, a 2 goal margin put the US ahead of slovenia on goal differential.

Also, a 0-0 tie and a US win of any margin would put the US on goals scored.