I went to Montana Brewing Company expecting to find a fairly empty room at about 5:30 to watch the last half of the USA's opening match vs. Ghana in the World Cup. The USA group with Germany, Portugal and Ghana has been called the "group of death" because no one though us Americans would make it out of that group into the quarterfinals. However Germany's huge win vs. Portugal opens the door to the thought that we might make it through.

Fortunately after letting Ghana tie up today's match at 1-1 in the 81st minute it only took team USA 5 minutes to tally the go ahead goal off a John Brooks header to put us up 2-1... a lead we didn't relinquish. You should have heard the crowd at Montana Brewing erupt into a huge celebration... you would have thought we were in Argentina watching Lionel Messi score the championship deciding winner. Hopefully all of Team USA matchups are this exciting!