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June 23, 2010 at 10:38 PM

A final look at Group C, what I got right and what I didn’t…

usawin.jpgPhoto credit: Martin Mejia / AP

So here’s how it shaped up, with the top two teams advancing to the knockout stage/round of 16 and the bottom two teams eliminated:

1. United States 1-0-2, 5 pts. (4 goals scored, 3 goals allowed, +1 GD)

2. England 1-0-2, 5 pts. (2 goals scored, 1 goal allowed, +1 GD)

3. Slovenia 1-1-1, 4 pts. (3 goals scored, 3 goals allowed, 0 GD)

4. Algeria 0-2-1, 1 pt. (0 goals scored, 2 goals allowed, -2 GD)

What I got right

— The two teams that would advance. Got ’em a bit flip-flopped due to a tiebreaker, but I’ll take it. To be fair everyone did.

— Slovenia and Algeria would miss out, in that order. Though both impressed me and were certainly tough outs.

What I got wrong

— How good England would be. Or not good. Yeesh what happened to Wayne Rooney? And that Gerrard-Lampard midfield still isn’t any different. Good luck with that draw to the semis.

— How good the U.S. would be. Surprisingly good. At least in the run of play, if not finishing (even the chances not ruined by bad officiating). Could very well make a run now.

What’s next?

— The U.S. will play Ghana (the runner-up in Group D) at 11:30 a.m. PT on Saturday

— England will play Germany (the winner of Group D) at 7 a.m. PT on Sunday

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