I'm not much of a soccer-aka-football fan and I especially dislike it when we (Americans) play it. To me it seems horridly Old World--the stuff of funny dressing smelly people (immigrants)--and dull as hell compared to other sports (cricket and baseball excepted). Still I guess I'm a bit proud they won but frankly afraid it'll make the sport more popular here. [Now Rugby--league or union--there are two damn fine sports you funny speaking gentlemen are welcome to spread here in the states.] Most sports journalists here--being upstanding Americans--don't know the game and are spouting all kinds of crap. This leads me to pose the question here of how good are they really? Was this a fluke? And finally it seems a lot of the players had funny accents as well--was there any home-grown talent? Eager to hear what real soccer/football fans think.