I wouldn't say I'm a bandwagon soccer fan, because I do keep an eye on international soccer all year long, but I couldn't be more excited that the World Cup is finally here. Brazil vs Croatia to kick things off this afternoon, and USA gets underway Monday vs Ghana.
I think USA will have some success, but not enough to emerge from the group of death.
Just to put it in writing...
Win vs Ghana 2-0
Tie Portugal 1-1
Lose to Germany 3-1.
People will get all excited after the opening win, but it really starts to get tough after that.
And for what it's worth, I have Germany over Argentina in the finals.
Who do you got?
Brazil is a little bit better than 3-to-1 odds to win the whole thing, followed by Argentina, Spain and Germany all around 6-to-1. The sportsbooks aren't too high on Team USA, giving them 100-to-1 odds to win it all.