Playing a man down after what was apparently a bad red card (I'm not watching the action, but rather following it on ESPN gamecast), the US is up 1-0 on Italy at the half in its Confederations Cup opener. If they can hold on even for a 10-man tie, what a fantastic way to bounce back from a couple of mediocre efforts in World Cup qualifying.
The groups in the Cup seem unbalanced. Why are three of the four best teams (Brazil, Italy, and the US) in one group, while only one elite team (Spain) is in the other? Wouldn't it have made sense to switch the US with Iraq?
Update: That sure turned out well.