We're off and running in Florida, where the United States men's national team is taking on minnows Antigua and Barbuda in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The match ended up delayed for almost half an hour thanks to heavy rain, but apparently it's let up enough to let us get going, which means we've now officially been introduced to Quentin Griffith's hair, which may or may not be a good thing.
Should we expect much from Antigua today? In a word, no. They did well just to get to this stage, and the US should absolutely wipe them out. So far they haven't done much out-wiping, however - it's been a pretty tentative start from both teams. It goes without saying that the surface is playing very quickly, something that should probably benefit the United States, but as of yet we're yet to see any really fun, slick passing moves from Jurgen Klinnsman's men. Give it some time, though.