USA vs Belgium
FINAL: BELGIUM 2- USA 1.
After 90 minutes of 0-0 play, including a record 12 stops by USA Goalie Tim Howard (a record 16 saves over all including added time), Belgium erupted for two goals, putting USA down 2-0. But after a string of substitutions, including 19 year old phenom Julian Green, Green brought the USA back to 2-1 on a beautiful play where he took a picture perfect waist-high pass and planted it into the back of the Belgium net. After pulling back within one, the team had several opportunities, including a beautiful play on a free kick that had a USA player free with the ball in front of the goal. But Belgium held on, and the dream of Team USA died on a warm Brazilian evening on the edge of the jungle.
That was some storm we had Monday night. We have storm windows, but the rain pelted the windows something fierce, as the thunder rumbled and the lighting sliced through an early, blackened sky.
There is something comforting about being home, curled up with a good book or your favourite blog while the weather rages outside.
Simon Steckle gets a rare "nol prosse" in a murder case after the prosecution was satisfied his client was in another country at the time of the killing. Richard Scruggs did the honors for the state. And is is and should be an honor for a prosecutor to dismiss a case. Seeking justice is their highest calling, and that comes in many forms, including dismissing charges against innocent defendants.
Mid part of the short week. But boy are we busy.
See you in court.