I bring this up while watching England-Ecuador. England moved on almost in spite of itself...they haven't looked convincing at all this tournament. Lousy 4-5-1 To me, it seems like the difficulty of Group E is lost in the commotion of tactics, player selection, and the US' performance. This was one of the two most difficult groups in the World Cup this year. Before the Cup, I thought we would emerge from the group with Italy, but by no means thought it was a given. We didn't play well, but probably would have gotten out of the group stage if we were placed elsewhere. My question for the BigSoccer community: How much blame do you place on the draw?