i might be reading all the wrong papes, but it seems like no soccer talking heads believe the u.s. has anything more than a slight chance of advancing. I don't understand. Of course i dont think we're gonna win every game or anything like that, but we are the u.s. we can beat good teams. i don't care if we are playing in europe, if we play to our potential (which we can do and have done) i believe we can beat just about any team we play (note: i said "just about" so that leaves out brazil). I'm just tired of the pessimism, dont we as americans always think we can (and should) win? why is that suddenly not the case? I would love some thoughts about this. Also, if I have missed all the positive write ups about the U.S.'s chances then someone let me know cause I will delete my post immediately.