Outlook for USPosted: June 18, 2010
So this isn’t supposed to be only about soccer (football) by any stretch, but it’s in the center of my universe now.
Today’s Results (6/18) of Group C
US eked out a 2-2 tie against Slovenia.
England had a disappointing 0-0 tie against Algeria.
Where We Stand
US has 2 points and a +0 goal differential.
Slovenia has 4 points and a +1 goal differential.
England has 2 points and a +0 goal differential.
Algeria has 1 point and a -1 goal differential.
The final two matches of group C pit the US against Algeria and England against Slovenia.
1. US wins
If the US wins, they’re in. Simple as that.
2. US ties
With a tie the US would need a tie between England and Slovenia. England also could not outscore the US by more than 2 goals, since they’ll have the same overall points. The tie breaker in question would be goals (with 3 ties the goal differential for both teams would obviously be zero) and the US currently has a 2 goal lead over the English.
3. US loses
If the US loses, they’re out. Simple as that.