German countryside in summer
the invaders' language seemed to consist of just three guttural grunts - u, s & a
Elbow Man & Dog Boy
The only three Americans in the crowd who were not morbidly obese
Wait a minute! You're not Christian Panucci!
Bad bad bad bad boys
Totti, Dog Boy & Gila Monster
Zambrotta checks out the American support before kickoff
Captain Cannavaro & Nesta
You gonna bust McBride's face, right?
Christian Panucci where are you?
Buffon frozen in time by new alien overlords
at least he's not wearing pink
DeRossi prepares to be sent off
Luca Toni is a giant
Remember how we all pussed out against the Czechs?
Zaccardo, top left, tries to give away a penalty before deciding an own goal is the easier otion
Sucker punch answer to Americans' early pressure. Then it all went pear-shaped.
Who's David Beckham?
Totti, top left, has just made way for Gattuso
Del Piero warns the camera man - you lookin' at me?
Massimo Oddo & Del Piero
Alessandro Del Piero displays his sublime skills for porcine Americans at halftime
We will serve no wine before its time
American scrub pays homage to DelPo - I'm not worthy!
Del Piero surrounded by German gardeners
German gardener dreams of what might've been had he moved out of his mother's house
The long walk back to the bench
Del Piero contemplates homicide should Lippi ignore him again
Pirlo, McBride, Donovan, Gattuso
Pirlo, Cannavaro, Donovan, McBride, Gattuso
Iaquinta stands over stricken Perotta whose injury made the final 25 minutes essentially 9v9
Kasey at bat before denying Del Piero twice with extraordinary saves
Lippi out of sorts & out of focus
Keller not long before denying Del Piero twice in extraordinary fashion
Gattuso & Beasley on acid
Del Piero's magic mesmerizes ref & Reyna
Gattuso resists breaking girly-man Donovan in two
Del Piero squares to shoot w/Onyewu typically the last to figure this out
Gives some idea of how far away was my seat
I was waaaaaayyyyy up there
Claudio whirls into the box
Pirlo starts play while others wrestle or simply stare, static
Goal kick funhouse mirror
Focus on the ball
Claudio on acid cries diver for the one-billionth time
Trash rains down on Pirlo at the corner flag
Assistant Referee rules corner must be taken underwater
Me & Bobby McGee!