The American countries are dominating the 2014 World Cup. For those indoctrinated in US schools, the Americas is the American continent from Canada down to the tip of Argentina and Chile. Of the sixteen countries that have advanced, eight are from the Americas, two are from Africa, Algeria and Nigeria and the rest (six) are from Europe.

Mexico faces the Netherlands on Sunday, June 29, 2014. One of the teams will advance to the round of eight. The United States squares off against Belgium on Tuesday. One of the two will advance to the next round.

You can view the complete round of sixteen brackets here.

For now, I’ll be cheering for Mexico. After that I’ll cheer for the US. And then, if necessary I’ll be cheering for an American country to take home the World Cup.

Enjoy the world’s game; the World Cup!

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...