In the hours leading up to the much-hyped USA v. England match, Alistair tried to explain the offsides rule to his American friends, who didn’t appear to know or care that much about football (oh, ahem, excuse me, they call it “soccer” here). He didn’t really know why he bothered. What was the point of teaching them the subtle nuances of a game they were just going to forget about after World Cup for the next four years, anyway? England was going to crush these uncultured former colonists.
USA! USA! USA!12 06 2010