It's expected that a record global television audience will watch this weekend's World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain. Both are first timers in the final.
Even though the Netherlands has won every match it played (including group play), Spain is heavily favored to win.
Meanwhile, the best of our nation's youth soccer is being played out at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, and a team from Idaho is moving along nicely. The Idaho Rush Nike U16 boys team defeated a squad from Texas yesterday and today they'll face the Massachusetts Expos.
On they'll play a team from Indiana on Saturday. So far, Idaho Rush Nike U16 boys are leading their group. The tournament is being held in Murfreesboro, Tenn.