Steppin’ to the AM

Who gets up at 2:00 in the AM to watch Olympic Soccer?

THIS GUY.

Yeah, our boys were in action early (or late) Thursday for the preliminary rounds of Soccer’s run for the gold before the opening ceremonies began.  It was somewhat reminiscent of World Cup 2002, getting up early to watch the action from Asia.  And the first result was similar.  USA 1, Japan 0.

Stuart Holden with the game winning goal.

For this first match, the U.S. showed some patience and toughness and were a little lucky Japan choked in front of goal.  Man of the Match: Marvell Wynne at right back.  Next up, an early AM matchup with the Netherlands on Sunday. We’ll need more scoring punch and a few more breaks to beat the Orange.  Jozy and Freddy need to show up.  Join me, won’t you, in yelling goooooooooaalll!!! at 6:45 AM CST (I’ll be suffering at 4:45 Pacific).