Here is my premature posting (after regulation time):
FIFA Women's World Cup 2011: Japan 1 - USA 1--おめでとう！Congratulations! グッドゲーム！ Good Game!
The FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 just finished in Germany. In some ways a tie is fitting, as the USA team has worked so hard to win after their victories in 1991, and 1999; yet, the Japanese team has triumphed over the national melancholy of the tsunami earlier this year.
However, the question remains...if winning a tie for a men's team is "like kissing your sister", is winning a tie for a women's team "like kissing your brother"?
I wouldn't know, as I have never had a competition end in a tie--the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, yes; but a platonic tie no.
Your comments, thoughts, impressions, EXPERIENCES?
To the women on both teams:
Here is the actual final result (after extra time and penalty shoot out):
Japan-USA 2-2 aet (1:1, 0:0) 3:1 PSO
I shouldn't be allowed to follow a football match without an expert present. :(
Don't let the tsunami get you down!
Good Game USA!
See you in Canada in 2015!
Now, your comments, thoughts, impressions, EXPERIENCES?
The Big Picture at Boston.com yesterday (July 18) posted a series of pictures from the Women's World Cup held in Germany June 25-July 17, 2011. Below are the ones from the Japan-USA final, preceded by a (painful) reminder that despite higher expectations Canada flamed out early. Check out all the pictures on the main website--women's football/soccer is tough, and so are its fans!