Last year at this time the US men were in the fight for the World Cup, the World’s Football (Soccer) Championship. I watched all the games. My days were scheduled around the US Teams schedule. It was very exciting even for this non-soccer fan.
I just found out that this year our US Women’s team is in the finals of the Woman’s World Cup Championship. I just found out that four years ago our US Women finished second and here they are in the finals again.
I am somewhat ashamed that I did not know our Women’s Team was an International powerhouse. It is not entirely my fault. The local bars do not have signs up advertising the Woman’s championship games to lure in patrons as they did last year for the Men. Don’t spectators of Women’s soccer drink? The TV does not advertise when the games will be shown and I’m not sure what channel shows the games. The nightly news barely spends more than a few minutes on the results of all the games, and I have seen almost no coverage on the internet.
Last year the Men almost made it to the quarter finals. This country was transfixed on the outcome of each game. Apparently the Women don’t rate the same level of excitement. Hell, I didn’t even know there was a World Cup championship for the women. Now I do.
The US Woman are playing in the finals for the WORLD CUP this SUNDAY at 7PM against Japan to be broadcast on FOX.
Be there people. Get excited. Let’s root our women on.
Oh, and one of the leading scorers, Carli Lloyd, is from New Jersey so:
Happy Fourth of July everybody!