Alright, this is it, the United States’ first and most important game of the 2002 World Cup. Here’s my prediction: The eternal pessimist, I say we’ll hold a scoreless draw until halftime, Portugal will score shortly after the half, we’ll fight hard for a McBride or Beasley equalizer with five minutes left, then go into defesive mode. Then Agoos or Regis will lose the plot and kick someone in the box with a minute left, giving Portugal a penalty kick and us a red card and a 2-1 loss. But allow me to dream of a win (literally) for the next six hours. See you at 4am CDT. I hope this crap washes off my head.