Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Way to go, ladies!

A belated congratulations to the US Womens' National Team, who won the 2015 FIFA Womens World Cup in convincing fashion last weekend by routing Japan, 5-2. The victory is the US Womens' first title in a dozen years and avenges their 2011 loss to this same Japanese team.

The United States might not be a "soccer" nation, but there's no denying that its womens' program is the best in the world. It now has three championships, and has never placed worst than third place in the history of the Womens' World Cup. (Germany, with two titles, comes in a distant second; Sweden and Japan both have a single championship apiece.)

For what it's worth, last Sunday's final also attracted the biggest US television audience for any soccer game ever - men or women.

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