Don't you just love penalties? Maybe it was the gloating over the Germans. Maybe it was that lump of dirt that Beckham nearly collapsed over. Maybe it was Darius the unlucky. Maybe it was Gods willing. Maybe we should have practiced penalties more - they are approaching inevitability. Maybe there were too many Chelsea players in the team and everyone was working too hard to keep up with them. Maybe we're cursed.

I'm miserable now. New York has lost its lustre. I'm going home to cry.