Actually we have no excuse for not backing the US in the World Cup (Cups) either. I can't stand America just as much as the next liberal,* but shit people, it's your country for Jebus's sake.
It is sad, and it is regrettable.
* This is proof of course that we love America, probably too much in fact.
It's probably easier to just say "FUCK IT" and just go along with the flow... down the river.