A travesty averted

USA 1, Algeria 0. The refereeing was really shocking, with the disallowal of a SECOND valid US goal. And Altidore was frankly horrendous, losing balls unnecessarily and shooting 10 yards over an empty net from five yards out. But Landon Donovan came through in injury time to permit the USA to claim the group. England will go through as well with a 1-0 win over Slovenia, but they don’t look to be long for the tournament.

We have a German friend coming over tonight and we’ll definitely be cheering for Germany, as the USA should be able to get past Serbia without too much trouble – assuming the referees will swallow their ridiculous whistles – if the Germans can claim their group.