Spain 1, Netherlands 0. Now does someone want to explain to me why this year, all of a sudden, the average U.S. citizen started caring about soccer? Some hypotheses to get you started:
1) The children raised by soccer moms now constitute a majority.
2) A cabal of immigrants and prep-school graduates has taken over the media.
3) Two words: foreign president.
In other futball-related news, P.J. O'Rourke has some suggestions for improving the game. And with a view from abroad, here's John Cleese: