My my, those selection issues are piling up for Portugal, the next USMNT opponent at World Cup. Pepe is suspended, Fábio Coentrão has been ruled out of the rest of the tourney, Hugo Almeida will almost certainly miss out on the rest of the group phase and starting keeper Rui Patricio is also dinged up. Oh yeah... and despite what Beto says, some other guy on the team has now left training early twice in a row.
Some 2002, Part Deux, anyone?
- Greg Seltzer