Three more matches in the World Cup Monday, then it's the final matches for Group A and B on Tuesday. By Saturday, we'll be in the round of 16 - no ties, just elimination.
Brazil and Netherlands have already advanced to the second round. The United States holds its fate in its own hands Wednesday.
I'd like to see Slovenia move on. My cousin and her husband served at the U.S. Embassy there a few years ago, so that's my rooting interest.
A missions trip to Brazil in 1989 makes them always my favorite. While there, I met a student from Paraguay. You can cheer Par-a-guay just like U-S-A, so that's a reason to boost them along.