One day left until the Americans face their biggest test yet, a date with No. 1 Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.
While the game carries giant significance for the Yanks, fans in South Africa seem nonplussed. Worried about a poor turnout, FIFA has handed out some free tickets for the match, although did not specify how many.
Sure, the Confederations Cup is not the World Cup, in which fans from competing countries are sure to make the trip, but if the host nationa can't sell out a meaningful match with the best team in the world, it isn't a great sign for 2010.
Oh yeah, then there's this delicious story: Spain favored over US to reach Confed Cup final.