Just a couple hours from now, the U.S. Men’s National Team will attempt to notch a historic result in the Copa America Centenario, as they take on Argentina in the semifinal round (game starts at 6 pm PT, on FS1, Univision and UDN).
To say the odds are stacked against the U.S. here would be an understatement. Argentina have been the tournament favorites since day one, are hungry to win a senior title, and have been playing well. They’re also ranked the top team in the world at the moment by FIFA, and while that’s an imperfect metric, it does help reinforce their status as at least one of the very best countries around.
It doesn’t mean the USMNT have no shot here. It’s soccer, and in a one-game elimination format anything can happen. The U.S. are underdogs, make no mistake, but they are playing a team that hasn’t won a major tournament for over 20 years, despite fielding the best player in the world.
So let’s open it up: What’s an acceptable result for the U.S. tonight? You can interpret this how you wish — but surely some folks will consider "acceptable" differently than others.
What do you think? Leave a comment below!