This thread has been in the works for some time - a place for Kansas City fans to discuss the men's and women's national team in good company. We qualified top of arguably the toughest hex ever! It's still, by all reasonable predictions, not good enough for a seed, but good enough to hope for a respectable showing next summer in South Africa. The next three matches announced are as follows. Nov. 14, 2009 U.S. Men vs. Slovakia 10 a.m. ET TBD Bratislava, Slovakia Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision Nov. 18, 2009 U.S. Men vs. Denmark 2:30 p.m. ET NRGi Park Aarhus, Denmark March 3rd, 2010 U.S. Men vs. Netherlands TBA Netherlands I like the fact that we're trying to test ourselves against better opposition in the lead up to the cup. It should make for some interesting offseason viewing. With Demerit and Onyewu nursing serious injuries, what are the odds Jimmy gets named to the final 23? I'd say right now it's 50-50. Could a mod add a (R) tag to the thread title? Scores will inevitably be given here.