This from Grahame L. Jones in the LA Times: "...Americans have come this way before. Until the day when the World Cup is actually won by a U.S. team — and that day will come — defeat is the reality that ends the tournament.
It has to be faced with as brave a face as possible, and on Saturday night it was.
"It's disappointing, it's hard, it hurts," said goalkeeper Tim Howard, echoing similar sentiments from all the U.S. players. Some walked tight-lipped through the postgame mixed zone, choosing not to stop. Others had only a few words.
For Ghana, it was a different story. By winning, the Black Stars became only the third African team to reach the quarterfinals of a World Cup.
Arena Soccer has a niche market in this country and is quite fun. Like a slow Ice Hockey. But other wise...