Joe Bianchino is a producer with 104.5 The Team. He grew up in the Capital Region and is an avid fan of all sports, including hockey, baseball, football, soccer and horse racing. He is a die-hard Giants, Yankees and Rangers fan.
Before you can know how to feel about the U.S.'s World Cup, you must ask yourself, are you an optimist, or a pessimist?
If you're an optimist, you'll likely focus on the Americans' escape from the Group of Death - a feat no one thought possible - and the great young talent that showed itself in the form of DeAndre Yedlin and Julian Green and rule this World Cup a success.
Last year, while playing for his club team, Liverpool, in the English Premier League, he bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. In 2010, while playing for Ajax, the striker chomped down on the neck of rival Otman Bakkal
When striker Jozy Altidore pulled up lame with a strained hamstring in the United State's World Cup opener against Ghana, the hearts of most American soccer fans jumped up and lodged themselves firmly in their owners' throats
In a shocking turn of events, the United States Patent Office decided, on Wednesday, that it could no longer protect the "Washington Redskins" - that the nickname is, as many have argued for the last few years, a racist slur.
Before the World Cup, U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann questioned his club's chances.
And before the World Cup, most agreed with the German - sure that the Americans would struggle to even escape their group, sure that a trip to the knock-out round was possible only through a precise string of unlikely events
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