Daily Archives: July 10, 2011

Hope provides a glimmer of hope

Photo courtesy of pauloccamacho.wordpress.com.

By Josh Kramer

I never thought that I would see the day where a quarterfinal women’s soccer game got the entire country excited.  A finals match sure.  But a quarterfinal?  Well believe it, because today’s match was arguably the greatest soccer match I have ever had the pleasure to witness.  The majority of Americans would agree.

The American women were down and out.  They were down to 10 players.  They were going up against Marta, the best women’s soccer player in the world, and an extremely talented Brazilian team that had knocked them out 4 years ago.  It was stoppage time.  And somehow, the American women, led by Abby Wambach and Hope Solo never lost “hope.”  Ever heard the expression “Only in America.”  Well today, though the match was all the way over in Germany, it seemed to be one of those “Only in America” type of moments. Continue reading

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