… because the U.S. soccer team lost to Ghana 2-1 in extra time.
I spent the day thinking about monetary policy, so I missed what was surely a splendid match.
Given it would have been fun to see the U.S. win the World Cup and have the Europeans collectively check into a mental ward in response, I’m sorry to hear the U.S. team is out. But not real sorry, as U.S. losses in such events help prevent soccer from cutting into the focus on baseball in the zero-sum world of sports programming and indirectly help keep our best young athletes from choosing to play soccer instead of sports I like to watch.
In more important news to Red Sox Nation, Dustin Pedroia broke a bone in his foot and is out for 6-8 weeks.
Update: Mock soccer, soccer-gods retaliate: Clay Buchholz injured too!
Update II: Now Victor Martinez is injured! Fortuna is not smiling on the Red Sox this week! And yet they are still in the race.