That being said, I believe the World Cup should be just like the Olympics and you should be rooting for your country or adopted country.
Like me? Born in the good ole United States of America. Guess who my rooting interest lies with? That's right, big surprise, the USA.
This little rant comes from noticing some people at work (among other places) and hearing about how they are openly rooting for other countries, even though they are born and raised AMERICAN.
This isn't like rooting for some NBA, MLB, etc team. This is your country.
I mean, say for example, you're back and high school, and just for the sake of argument, you attend a basketball game. You wouldn't sit on the opposing teams sideline and root for the school you didn't go to. It wouldn't make any sense.
My sisters boyfriend (and father of my nephew) Martin and his brothers? They could root for Puerto Rico if they were apart of this World Cup. Know why? They were BORN in Puerto Rico, they are Puerto Ricans and therefore can openly root for Puerto Rico.
So ladies and gentleman, if you were born here in this very country, that makes you an American.
You root for the USA.
If not, you are a traitor and will be shot. Kidding, but seriously, don't root for another country.
(As a side note: I can now be found blogging on timesunion.com for The Schenectady Blog! I'm