Congratulations to US soccer team, who qualified for the second round of the World Cup thanks to a very late Landon Donovan goal against Algeria yesterday.
Some fans may have given up hope, but the American team has shown great determination throughout the tournament. The win means they will play Ghana on Saturday afternoon (EST) and by winning Group B, America have avoided some of the heavy-hitters in the tournament- the likes of Argentina, Germany and England. There is a pretty good chance that the US will be able to roll onto the semifinals of the World Cup, which would be a historic achievement.
We have a very international team at Franchise Direct, with our German and Spanish staff still hoping their respective countries can go all the way. Ireland, of course, did not qualify (the less about that, the better, but at least France have received their own serving of misery).
So all the best to the US and Germany in the Round of 16 and hopefully Spain will get out of the group stage as well.