Do you want USA to lose?
When is a loss a win? Perhaps when it hurts your biggest rivals. This is the situation facing fans of USA soccer, which plays its final World Cup qualifier Tuesday in Panama with a spot in Brazil already locked up and neighbor Mexico in danger of missing out.
Mexico is currently fourth, three points ahead of Panama, and if both hold their positions, Mexico will be in playoff against New Zealand for a spot at the 2014 World Cup. But if Panama tops the U.S. and Mexico loses at Costa Rica (and there's a big enough goal-difference swing), El Tri would stay home next summer. What's a USA fan to root for?