Saturday, September 24, 2005

U-17 Face Netherlands on Monday

I was thinking the US would get Brazil in the playoff because of goal difference. Going into the matches yesterday, Brazil was at -1 GD while the Netherlands stood at +1 and Gambia had a +4. I thought it would be hard for Brazil to make up the goals, but I forgot rule number one of international soccer: don't underestimate Brazil, ever.

Sure enough, the Samba boys won by six goals in their affair with Qatar while the Netherlands got a plus 2 from their game with Gambia. I must hand it to the Brazilians, they did what they needed to do.

Here are the games for the final eight
Costa Rica vs Mexico - Sunday @ 4pm CST
Turkey vs China - Sunday @ 7pm CST

USA vs Netherlands - Monday @ 4pm CST
Brazil vs North Korea - Monday @ 7pm CST

The US match will air live on Fox Soccer Channel.


Blogger scaryice said...

Brazil outplayed the Netherlands by far in their matchup, we definitely got the better team (from our point of view).

5:29 AM  
Blogger Mike H said...

scaryice, I must agree.

9:28 AM  

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