BB: I'm a Guinness man, so I'd tell you to have a Guinness and enjoy the match.
I get the feeling the English media is looking past the U.S.
LD: Well, when you think of the history of the World Cup, England is always a team that has always done relatively well and has always gotten out of its group. And a country like the U.S. to them is a guaranteed victory. There are some people [in England] who you can tell there's a sense of nerves about them that maybe [they] could lose this game. But for the most part, most of the press and probably most of the players think that as long as [they] show up and play a decent game, [they're] going to win this game.
Who's their best player?
LD: Wayne Rooney. He's had an incredible year. He scored 30- or 40-something goals in 45 or 50 games [34 goals in 44 games]. When he wants to play and when he's in form, he's one of the best players in the world.
Tell me if you're going to make the Final Four and I'll book my travel now.
LD: Dan, we went through this before. It's not the Final Four in soccer.
What do you want me to call it?
LD: The semifinals.