I know the U.S. has had troubles beating Mexico in the past. I also find it fitting that they beat them to qualify for the World Cup before they did. I think the U.S. has a good chance to do some things in Germany next year.
Just to follow up on that thought, Scorewithcater ran in today's Peter Pan Stakes (drf.com) at Belmont Park. Scorewithcater went off at final odds of 6.70-1 and finished fifth, more than a dozen lengths behind the winner, Charitable Man.