Your morning roundup for June 26, a day after a man who lost his arm to a rocket in Afghanistan caught a foul ball.
What we watched: Mexico defeated America 4-2 in the Gold Cup finals at the Rose Bowl last night. The "visitors" scored four unanswered goals after the #USMNT took a two-goal lead in the 22nd minute. At first, head coach Bob Bradley looked to be the prophet for starting Freddy Adu and putting Landon Donovan way up top to attack. Later, the hues and cries for Bradley's head returned.
Here are a couple reasons why the Fire Bradley folks should just hush now: Mexico may well be the superior side; if they aren't, they were after defender Steve Cherundulo left the game after being "caught in a tackle" really early thus leaving America vulnerable to the type of quick, gifted attacks that won the match; and, the game could easily have been 4-4, and bound for extra time, had coach's son Michael Bradley's rocket been about three yards to the left and Clint Dempsey's three inches lower. Besides, Jose Mourinho doesn't want the job until his kids are of go-to-college-in-America age.
With breaks going as they did and the rosters being what they were on the pitch, Mexico unquestionably earned the victory, and the ceremony which followed. (You can see the goals here, here and here). And that's where goalkeeper Tim Howard enters the story.