My layman's commentary on the rather obscure and little-regarded sports tournament that just got underway:
* The Rattlesnakes (Team U.S.A.) are in a very rough group with powerhouse nations Germany, Ghana and Portugal. They'll need to play some epic stuff to advance...and if they do, the likelihood of a showdown with the Russians in the round of 16 is very high.
* I think it's a foregone conclusion that home team Brazil will advance and then dominate their bracket. For possible "dark horses" for the title match I see Spain, Uruguay or maybe Argentina.