The last USA World Cup game versus Germany started with this short trailer intro narrated by (Canadian) Keifer Sutherland. The simple, emotional concept, wonderfully executed had us fist-pumping and wishing we owned American flag paraphernalia.
Full disclosure, we’re not soccer fans; but the World Cup has totally pulled us in. We love a good story and we root for the underdogs so it only makes sense that we’ve found ourselves chanting USA in our local pub the last few games as they faced the foreboding ‘Group of Death’. It started weeks ago with the introduction of reluctant hero and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who won us over when he said “Soccer in a certain way reflects the culture of the country.” His approach is not just to buildia soccer team but to identify the team dynamic of this group of men and what they represent. In essence, how does the USA play soccer? We’re in. We’ve drunk the kool-aid and we want to see how the story ends.