- Can England score?
- Can the US beat Algeria?
The good news, if you're an American soccer fan that is, is that the US is clearly in a better position than England to go through. A US win puts them through no matter what, and even a draw is likely to put them through, given England's impotent offense. A loss, of course, sinks them.
In the first half against Slovenia, I thought the US looked disjointed -- they had some good chances but were always a foot or two away from connecting. In the second half they looked great, finally putting starts and finishes together. If I were betting on the match, I'd say USA 3 - 0 Algeria. Or I might hedge to 3-1.
In the England v Slovenia match up, I really don't know what to say. More than that, should England concede an early goal, I think it may break them.
But at least they'll always have the 2010 French team to save them from being the biggest dogs of the tournament.