Now that Jim West has blogged on the soccer game between Brazil v. USA, I will too.
The game between Brazil and the USA in Johannesburg on Sunday will be a great game. However, people have to remember that the only reason the USA is playing in the Confederations Cup final game is because of Brazil (of course, the USA had to help itself too).
The USA was almost out of the tournament. In order to qualify for the semifinals, Brazil had to beat Italy by at least 3 goals and the USA had to beat Egypt by at least 3 goals. Brazil helped the USA by beating Italy 3-0 and the USA helped itself by beating Egypt 3-0.
Now, after Brazil beat South Africa and the USA, miracle of miracles, beat Spain in the semifinals, here we are, playing in the finals.
As a Brazilian, I always root for Brazil, even when Brazil is playing the USA. My three sons, all born in the USA, always root for Brazil, except when Brazil plays the USA. So, on Sunday, we will have a divided family watching the game. In the end, whoever wins, the four of us will celebrate, because our team won, whichever team wins.
I pity Jim West because he won’t be able to watch the game.
Don’t worry, Jim, my sons and I will watch the game for you. And as soon as the game is over, I will write a comment on your post and let you know by how many goals Brazil beat the USA.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary