DEMPSEY SCORES GOAL With STOMACH
SCORES GOAL Off HIS STOMACH
Off Great Pass From GRAHM ZUSI
To Give TEAM USA a 2 to 1 LEAD
Agains TEAM PORTUGAL
In WORLD CUP Action in BRAZIL
SOME 10 Minutes Later
Silvestre Varella would Score a Goal
From a superb pass from Porutgese Super Star
Christiano Ronaldo to Tie Team USA
with Only 16 Seconds to Play ..
The Goal was devastating to U.S. Fans
Who It Seemed They Had a Win in The Hand
But it Turned Out to Be, as they say,
"IN THE BUSH" and Not In Hand
As PORTUGAL TIED Team USA
A WIN Would HAVE Put The USA into The NEXT ROUND
of PLAY AUTOMATICALLY
NOW We Must EITHER WIN or TIE GERMANY on Thursday
to Advance, a Feat Easy Said Than Done Against a Tough Team like Germany.
As with Yesterdays Game Against Portugal, Thursdays Game Should Be Quite Exciting
and will Bring Out Millions of U.S. Fans watching at Home and at Bars all aorund
the Country and The WORLD.
As usual, as in the past 20 Years, I watched the game at Caffe Dante in
New York's Greenwich Village ... Caffe Dante owned by Mr. Mario Flotta from Avellino
(Near Naples) Italy is a huge Futbol (Soccer) fan whose # 1 Team is The Azzurri (Team Blue) of ITALY .. I watched Italy lose to Costa Rica with Mario at Caffe Dante the other day .. Needless to say, Mario wasn't very happy at that one, and kept telling me, "I don't like this Game Danny." Of course not Mario, your team was losing ... My teams as some of you may know, are; # 1 Team USA, # 2 being ITALIAN-AMERICAN I always root for Team Italia as long as they are not playiny USA .. And then I love Brazil as my # 3 team. Hey I've been down there a couple times on vacation and love the country, the people and of course the gorgeous women. Wow!
So as team USA Played Portuagal Sunday and Caffe Dante was packed to the gills, the air was filled with excitement. We were soon a bit deflated as Portugal scored a goal agains bad U.S. defense on this particular play. The rest of the first half was a bit uneventful with no more goals for the half. We had a few shots on goal, and Tim Howard didn't let another goal in in the half. I was drinking my Negroni and hanging with Mario and Raoul when Howard made one incrediable save that was quite exciting. There was a hard shot on goal that hit the post, a Portugese player got the rebound and took a shot on goal which Tim Howard miraculously deflected up and over the net. It was incrediable.
When the half ended, I ordered a LASAGAN, which Caffe Dante makes one of the best in the city, I love it. Just like my Aunt Helen and my ex-girlfriends Mom MRs. Lee used to make. "Real Tasty."
I told my friend Raoul, that's OK ( that we were down by 1 goal), the first half was their's, the second half will be ours. I was right! Sort of anyway. Jermaine Jones scored a sizzly goal to tie the game at 1 - 1 ... The game was tied and with just 10 minutes to play Grahm Zusi hit a gorgeous pass to Clint Dempsey who hit the Ball off his stomach and itno the Protugese net for a 2 to 1 U.S. lead .. Caffe Dante went Wild. It was pandimoneum with 100 excited U.S. Fans .. It seemed as though a Wine was in hand, but alass it was in the Bush, Varella hit a header into the US Net on a tremendous pass from Christiano Ronaldo and the win was gone, out of hand and into the bush. We had to settle for a Draw and hope for the best on Thursdays game against Germany. "Go Team USA" GO !!!!!