The Czechs scored five minutes in, took a 2-0 lead before halftime, and won 3-0 over a U.S. squad that looked intimidated and scared. When I was eight and playing soccer, my dad once shouted at me "Stop being so tentative!" It's pretty funny in retrospect, because the other parents wondered how an eight-year old was supposed to know what "tentative" meant. Anyway, I kept thinking about that watching the U.S. play.
The best part of the game? The introductions.