The player who most deserves FIFA’s highest individual honor isn’t even on the short list.
World Cup – International
Philadelphia Independence forward Amy Rodriguez scored a hat trick in the USWNT’s 9-0 demolition of Guatemala. The win secures a spot for the US the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. The undefeated US next plays the also undefeated Costa Rica on November 1 to determine first place in Group B.
PSP’s Ryan Pine made the trip from Philly to South Africa for the World Cup. Now he’s back to share a story full of ostriches, electrocutions, great wine, mass hysteria, and dreaming the impossible dream.
Mani the Parakeet picks Holland to win the World Cup, casting doubt on the pick of Paul the Octopus of Spain. Yawn Scoff Belch Snooze Belch Snooze Whizz Snooze Belch Fiver the Sloth, the English newspaper The Guardian’s very own clairvoyant, is expected to make a pick soon. Hopefully by Monday.