USA announces squad
The fourth-best footballing nation in the world (bites fist) has confidently announced its 23-man squad. Full details here. Continuing on a USA tip, I was interested to read about the 70ft-high Nike billboard near New York's Madison Square Garden (there's one in San Francisco too) which promotes the USA World Cup team and shouts in big yellow letters: 'THE WORLD NO LONGER WANTS TO PLAY US.' Not strictly true - the world doesn't want to lose to you because you'll probably bang on about being 'Number one baby!'
Do most Americans really care about soccer, even when the World Cup is on? If you're an American Bratwurst reader, post a comment and let us know.