And so it goes. After some great play in the group stage, the Dutch just couldn’t get it going in the quarterfinal against Russia on Saturday. While I’m deeply disappointed in the fact that they lost, I think the team gave the fans (including me), some great games early on and lots to cheer about. It’s a shame it ended the way it did. The loss also marks the end of Edwin van de Sar’s international career as goalie, and he will be missed in the Dutch defense. Hopefully, we’ll have better luck at the 2010 World Cup!