Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Women's World Cup: worth a watch

Okay, I'll admit it.  I was a skeptic.  Women's international soccer?  I would have preferred watching bowling.  But Sunday's quarterfinal game between the US and Brazil turned all my cynicism into alchemy.  A 121st minute goal to send the game into penalties, despite a Brazilian player's attempt to waste time through faking an injury.  A US victory, nullifying Brazil's second half penalty goal, awarded on a phantom foul.  Fast paced, exciting, and packed with poetic justice, that was a world-class game.  And a message for all you skeptics who still maintain that women's soccer isn't soccer: please, remove your tampons and just enjoy the game.

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