Your humble blogger has been lax of late - mostly because of the meeting bug which is a species of tick whose natural habitat is mostly within donor agency buildings. Carriers then fan out around the world. The meeting bug bites victims on the head and symtoms include an uncontrollable urge to schedule multiple group thinks and then call follow-up meetings on five minutes' notice. These meetings usually involve a cast of thousands who reveal a blinding grasp of the obvious. Anyway, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
The US played a great match against a great Ghanaian team and lost in overtime. Nothing to be ashamed of - they at least made it to the knock out rounds - something the French and Italian teams did not.