Soccer and baseball are a lot alike. Both are considered finesse sports. The handegg population finds both games incredibly boring.
I guess that's where the similarities end. But, hey, I tried.
At any rate, the World Cup is a riveting event no matter how you feel about soccer, and it doesn't get any more riveting to us Americans than the USA's match against Germany today.
Here are a few items for your pre- and post-game enjoyment:
The World Cup bracket and schedule
Every possible outcome for the USMNT
A permission slip from Jurgen Klinsmann -- and signed by President Obama -- to skip work. You'll need this.