You're not even American. And, who exactly was it that knocked Poland out...?
1) I don't remember.
Well, you were in England's qualifying group....
A Polish player is in German team anyway. Podolski is 100 % Polish guy, just plays for Germans because it pays off more.
Well, to be fair, a) I'm sure there are English players still in other teams and b) I suspect a large chunk of the players still left in the competition play in England.
2) I like USA. I don't think unconditional alliance with them is beneficial for my country, but I like their culture and literature.
Honestly, I don't like the US as a country at all, hence why I like seeing them lose (well, along with the general "not wanting friends to take the piss" thing...).