Wake Me Up When We Play Algeria
2-2 vs. Slovenia, and whew! That was the most thrilling tie in American history. We’re still alive!!
As for the commentary, Ian Darke’s performance in the booth validated ESPN’s decision to shake up their roster of announcers for the World Cup. But they need to do something similar with the post-game crew. I could do with less Lalas & Tirico, and more of the brilliant Roberto Martinez, please. English is the Spaniard’s second (or perhaps third) language, and his eloquent analysis makes the usual crew look like schoolboys. Hiring Martinez was a brilliant stroke. For online play-by-play, Georgina Turner is fantastic.