Monday, July 18, 2011

Japan Wins Shootout

By Bagga Wilks

The Women’s Soccer Team captured the imagination of a nation as they miraculously defeated the Brazilians in melodramatic fashion. What appears to be a team of destiny swamped the French 3-1 in the semi-final and was poised for victory in the final against Japan.

The melodrama ended in tragedy as in another shoot-out against the Japanese, the American soccer players initiated the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. Going into shoot-outs, one was assured that the United States had the best goal-keeper of Women’s soccer in the world. But those selected to convert the penalty kicks, failed to convert. Much credit must be given to the Japanese goal-keeper whose saves made the Japanese Team for World Cup 2011, the team of destiny.


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