Snow came to Denver Friday night. So did the US men’s national soccer team, seeking a win over Costa Rica to stay in the running for next year’s World Cup. … Continue reading Denver gets snow and US men’s soccer win in same evening
With the women’s World Cup championship match about to begin in Frankfurt, Germany, I find myself thinking there will be no losers today. I’d love to see the U.S. win, but there’s no way I can root against Japan. After what happened to their country earlier this year, I’m amazed they could even field a team. If we have to lose, I can’t think of another team I’d rather see win.
Go U.S.A! Go Japan!
Postscript: Congratulations, Japan! 2011 World Cup champions!
That was my reaction when I first saw this photo. The shinguard was a clue, however, so I went looking for an explanation at World Cup sites. Turns out the guy on top is Juan Angel Napout, president of the Paraguayan Football Association, and the guy on the bottom is Paraguayan player Nelson Ahedo Valdez. The team had just qualified for the round of 16.
Okay, move along. Nothing weird happening here after all.