Quoted from mof:
Step1: Open a thread to congratulate the USA for winning on a big stage -- a big moment in time...
Step2: A few people find something to bitch about that has nothing to do with how well the team prepared and played this tournament compared to the competition...
Step3: Inject your stain onto what should ideally be a fun and celebratory thread...
The women's team had superior passing and ball control in each and every match... This was a blowout today.
I agree with you mof....however, it is the star players that have made the focus into off field issues, so the conversation is going to go into those directions.
I follow soccer closely...love the World Cup men’s and womens. Looking forward to a classic Mexico vs USA men’s Gold Cup championship in the next hour or so. I was tremendously disappointed to pick up today’s Sunday paper when I went to read the game’s preview story.
There was nothing about the Rapinoe hamstring issue..was she going to start? Or would it be Morgan Press? Who are the top stars to watch for the Netherlands? How is their goalie? What were the roads to the title game for each team? Coaches and any title game experience? You know....stuff that affects the actual game to be played.
Instead, here is a snapshot of the only article printed in the Houston Chronicle today. A article on brandy chastain taking off her shirt 20 years ago in winning celebration, and how women athletes are sexualized in the media. Seems pretty counterproductive, doesn’t it?