As a few million 83 Americans stay home to watch the all important 3rd game of the opening round of the World Cup, I expect Wall Street trading volume to be a trickle this morning.  Are you ready for Monday night football Wednesday morning futbol?

If you have no idea what I am talking about that is ok.  Just know there are 3 scenarios:

  1. One, the U.S wins and qualifies for the next round
  2. Two, the U.S. draws with Algeria and England also loses, or draws with Slovenia in a low scoring event (1-1 or 2-2).  U.S. then qualifies
  3. Third, the U.S. loses and comes home in shame.  

But remember, whatever the outcome... at least we are not the French.  Always a silver lining.  Even more of a shame considering France cheated just to qualify. :P [Nov 23, 2009: The Most Controversial Issue in the World this Week]