Thursday, June 05, 2008

Storm on the way to Jersey?

Don't look now, but a "weakened" Argentine side blitzed Mexico 4-1 in California on Wednesday night, the same day the USA looked slightly off the pace again during a 1-0 loss in Spain. And that's the same Argentina (including the mercurial Lionel Messi, pictured) that will touch down at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, on Sunday night to give the Americans their sternest test yet. A crowd of at least 60,000 at The Swamp will include the Clarks (and, thusly, the Northfield, New Jersey Massive! TM) the Nutiles and the Holaks. And Harkesy is in the house for ESPN Classic. Maybe with that kind of support -- and rumored and needed appearances by Landon Donovan and Jozy Altidore, plus the continued good form of Jersey's own Tim Howard in goal -- the Stateside boys can score a 3-2 upset. That's what I'm banking on.