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This Should Be Totally Fine: The United States' Next Soccer Game Is Against Mexico...In Ohio

This Should Be Totally Fine: The United States' Next Soccer Game Is Against Mexico...In Ohio
By Gavin Cooney Updated

Donald Trump has ascended to the White House via a braggadocious campaign of lies, bigotry, sexism, racism and bombast, and now, somehow, the world has to come round to the fact that a man of such short temperament, righteous narcissism and abhorrent character has his tiny little fingers hovering over the nuclear codes.

What's worse, it won't be overly difficult for other world leaders to guess the U.S. nuclear codes: he'll almost set the password as TRUMP or, failing that, he might eschew vainglory for a moment and make it something more difficult, like the word PASSWORD.

While the divisions created by Trump's campaign and subsequent victory will be played out across America over the coming weeks and months, we will be given a theatre for the conflict this weekend.

Yep, the U.S. soccer team's next game is this Saturday. It's in Ohio - a crucial swing state which Trump ended up winning - and they are playing...Mexico.

The game kicks off in Columbus, Ohio at 7.45 Eastern Time, which is 12.45am our time, should you want to watch it.

The U.S. have never lost to Mexico in Columbus, and the last four qualifiers at that ground have finished 2-0 to the U.S.

Trump began his campaign with talk of his absurd plan to build a wall across the Mexican border to put a stop to illegal immigration, and, using that keen business sense of his, would make the Mexicans pay for it.

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This is, of course, gobshite behaviour, but it evidently found support across the U.S., including in Ohio.

So often, sport has been a force for good and unity. Let's hope that's the case in Ohio on Saturday.

See Also: The Irish Sports World Reacts To Donald Trump Becoming US President

See Also: Instead Of America, Donald Trump Could Have Made Rangers Great Again

 

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