Monday, July 18, 2011

Women's World Cup 2011

What a great game.  Two teams playing with heart.  No easy answers to unravel a win.  Just struggle.  And hard challenges.   I would have been happy had either team won.   I know that being so close and not making the mark must be heartbreaking for some of the Americans but they scrapped their way through an epic game.   And I watched Japan play the Germans and thought that they were animated, transcendant because of their desire to give their country something joyful when so much has been horrific.  The commentators described one of the Japanese players as having lost four of her friends in the tsunami.   That kind of experience would steel you to give everything you had to striking a light in response.