Side Kicks: As American as apple pie

Side Kicks: As American as apple pie

Published Jul. 3, 2009 10:47 a.m. ET

Who would have thought that everyone would be discussing the U.S. loss to Brazil in the Confederations Cup final?

The worldwide exposure for the Americans was tremendous, and they made the most of it, which might explain some of the 'global' appeal in this week's trainwreck.

Since the only thing that I want to talk about is the game and most of the questions from our readers are about said game, I think I'll just gloss over the intro and get down to business.