Only 15 days away to the worlds biggest sporting spectacle so i figured i would get this thread started. It seems like it has been a long four years since the last World Cup(seeing how bad the US played last time). Here is the US Roster <a class="postlink" href="http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2010/05/usa-world-cup-team-announced.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_i ... unced.html</a>. Focus: Discuss who your favorite team is and tell me who you think will be advancing out of the group stages and beyond. 1st in group/2nd in group A.France/Mexico B.Argentina/Greece C.US/England D.Germany/Ghana E.Netherlands/Denmark F.Italy/Paraguay G. Brazil/Ivory Coast H.Spain/Switzerland Round of 16 France def Greece, US def Ghana, Argentina def Mexico, England def Germany, Netherlands def Paraguay,Brazil def Switzerland, Italy def Denmark, Spain def Ivory Coast Quarterfinals US def France, Argentina def England(again),Netherlands def Brazil, Spain def Italy, Semis Netherlands def US, Spain def Argentina Final Netherlands def Spain for their first ever World Cup. I know it is wishful thinking to have the Americans making it all the way to the semis but i can dream. I think it will come down to winning the group stage so we do not have to face Germany in the second round.