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USA v. Germany

A historic win for the Yanks, not so much for the quality of the win over Germany (a team with glaring weaknesses, not including its superb goalkeeping) but for the...

USA v. Croatia

A remarkable turnaround from the last performance against Serbia. The US beats Croatia 7-5 based on yet more excellent defense and goaltending. Croatia did not shoot particularly well when they...

USA v. Serbia

Back to earth for the Yanks.A truly brutal shooting performance (yes, encouraged by a very stingy defense and great goalkeeping) doesn’t bode well for the Croatian game. The good news...

Hungary v. Greece

What happened to Greece? Their defense is just awful, and the Hungarians could have won that game short-handed. But the highlight of that game was one of the most amazing...

Notes for Wolf Wigo (and others)

Watching the Serbia-Croatia game it dawned on me that water polo needs its own John Madden. Wolf, you can be that guy, 90 pounds lighter and unafraid of jet air...

Croatia v. Serbia

What to make of the Serbian meltdown versus Croatia? They appear to be a team that needs everything to be going their way in order for their immense talent to...