Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Speaking of drawing plastic ping-pong balls out of fishbowls, the World Cup Draw is coming up this Friday starting at 11:00 AM CST! This is where we find out our bracket - who we play in the group stage and in the ensuing knockout stages. What will it be ... * In the modern World Cup era, the USA have advanced every time we've played in the host nation's group, or ... * The Group of Death, as it was in 2006 where we, then-ranked 5th, drew with the then-ranked 4th (Czech Republic), 13th (Italy), and 37th (Ghana)??? Note that France and Portugal are not seeded this time ... Friday's the day we find out! So take a long Friday lunch and join fans from all over the world as we all find out where our teams play! WHAT: FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa Draw WHEN: Friday, December 4, 11:00 AM CST WHERE: Trinity Hall Irish Pub TOTE BOARDS: We will have tote boards with ongoing draw results, so if you can't make it for the beginning, you will see where all the teams so far have drawn! EASELS: Party partner FC Dallas is providing easels for our tote boards, but we're in need of two more. If you have light, collapsible, easy-to-carry easels at your disposal, please bring them! See you all on Friday!