2 games; 2 goals; we are off to Day 2

Uruguay's Diego Lugano, left, competes for the ball with France's Nicolas Anelka, right, as Uruguay's Mauricio Victorino, center, gets in the middle of the action. AP photo by Roberto Candia

OK, Day 1 of the competition is over. We had two games – two goals.



Bad calls?

I don’t know, maybe a little bit of all the above.

But I will say it until I’m as red in the face as a red card – soccer is the ultimate “team” game and none of these teams have played together all that long. It takes years to learn the nuances of your teammates, where they are going, when they are going, to whom they are going to pass.

Plus, the four teams playing on opening day – Mexico, South Africa, France and Uruguay – … face it, they aren’t the best in the world. Of that foursome, France at 18-1 to win it all, is ajudged the best.

Sorry, but this was not great soccer.

Now, Saturday, that will be a different story – South Korea vs. Greece (4:30 a.m.), Argentina vs. Nigeria (7 a.m.) and U.S. vs. England (11:30 a.m.).

You can be assured, there won’t be many dull moments on Saturday.