Peter Goldstein is a professor at Juniata College in Pennsylvania in the USA. He has been
World Cup crazy since 1966. He will share his views about the past, present and future of
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This will be a very short column, because it can all be said in a small
space. I've just watched the USA lose 0-1 to Germany in the World Cup
quarterfinal. As one who has followed the USA national team for almost two
decades, I just want to say that I've never been happier or prouder. Given
the opponent and the occasion, this may very well have been the best game
the USA has ever played. They lost because Oliver Kahn was magnificent,
because Germany had the luck (the no-penalty call was absolutely correct, by
the way), because they ran out of gas at the end, and because, well, because
it just wasn't meant to be. But I've never, ever enjoyed a football game
more. Thanks, guys.
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