Soccer and politics. "The Mexican crowd hooted The Star-Spangled Banner. It booed U.S. goals. It chanted Osama! Osama! Osama! as U.S. players left the field with a 2-0 victory.
And that was in a game against Canada on Thursday before just 1,500 people.
A game Tuesday in neighboring Guadalajara will determine whether the U.S. under-23 soccer team heads to the Athens Games." Obviously, this is not a good sign. But we should expect this kind of thing, and be as magnanimous as possible about it, while we try to win every game we are assigned. Remember this great piece that the great soccer fan Henry Kissinger wrote, "World Cup According to Character"?