Good afternoon all. I'm coming to you from lovely South Africa, where World Cup fever is in full swing as the country preps for the opening of the tournament on Friday.
The U.S. men's national team begins its tournament on Saturday against England, and the match has folks all over the country (and world) wondering just how the Americans will do in this tournament. Will they enjoy a dream tournament like in 2002, or will it be another disappointment like 2006?
I gave my take on Fox Soccer on the best-case scenario for the United States. It may sound crazy to consider, but so was a Confederations Cup final berth a year ago, and World Cup quarterfinal eight years ago. Fox Soccer colleague Jamie Trecker also chimes in with his take on why the Americans won't go far this World Cup.
I have been in South Africa for just about 24 hours so I am still getting settled in, but be sure to check into SBI and Fox Soccer for all my coverage of the 2010 World Cup.
For now, give the above story a read and tell us what you think would be the best and worst scenarios for the United States.
Share your thoughts below.