Divine intervention: U.S. and Portugal play to a World Cup draw

So God dropped everything else Sunday, and the U.S. actually outplayed Portugal for a while. But in the end, we got sloppy and Portugal tied the game.

Look, the Portuguese may be old but the Americans aren’t very good, at least not Germany or The Netherlands good.

I watched the game on a Spanish channel, which is always fun as the sportscasters are excitable, yelling GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL after every goal. It’s also great to hear a stream of Spanish punctuated by American names like Clint Dempsey – once the basis of a “Saturday Night Live” skit.

Other great things about soccer – hair, there’s lots of hair in soccer, beards, mohawks, braids – and great-looking guys, with bodies similar to those of tennis players, although not as tall perhaps.

Still as international sports go, soccer will for me never replace tennis, which returns to Wimbledon this week.