June 23, 2006

Switzerland 2, South Korea 0: The last Asian team (and the side with the loudest fans) gets sent home early. The Swiss scored once in each half, and used a rock-solid defense to crush everything the Koreans threw at them, to get the win and the group title. Next up: Ukraine.

Incidentally, Sunday's telecast on ABC featured a look-in at fans of the Korean team at a packed Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Many of those fans chanted and sang in Korean, and waved Korean flags in celebration after their team scored late to tie France. And yet, none of the Minutemen xenophone-types were complaining about such blatant disregard for the feelings of true Americans....

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