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The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team:
“Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

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Posted By: Hazymac, 7/6/2019 2:07:22 PM

On this year’s Fourth of July vacation—a holiday my family still celebrates (call us old fashioned)—my wife and I were walking along a Grand Haven, Michigan street when we overheard how, in the World Cup semifinals, Britain had just tied the U.S. women’s soccer team at 2-2. Unable to watch the remainder of the game, later that night in our hotel room, we made a point to stay up late to see if, in fact, America’s women won the match. As is so often the case, the word on the street was wrong—Britain had never tied the match


This is the first--and I pray the only--time I will ever cheer against a US national team. They're great soccer players and lousy Americans. I hope they're happy with themselves.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jalo1951 7/6/2019 2:22:59 PM (No. 115839)
I certainly believe these women have the right to their own opinions. But this is not the venue to express them. They represent the US not Trump. Keep your mouth shut and play your sport. There is time to be bitchy after the games are over. I too hope this is the only time I will ever cheer against a US team. First and foremost I think soccer is a very boring sport and I would not have watched anyway but I would have hoped for a victory.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wendybird 7/6/2019 2:34:53 PM (No. 115856)
Probably unless you or one of your children played soccer seriously, you would think it boring. In fact, is is one of the most, if not the most demanding, intellectually and physically. Compared to Basaball, U.S. football, basketball, shuffleboard which anyone with quick reflexes, strength and killer instinct can excel in (like O.J.), it is in an entirely different category. Like Chess and Checkers. Still, as with any sport, keep your political convictions to yourself and play the durned game.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: aasilver 7/6/2019 2:58:03 PM (No. 115875)
Since they are negatively outspoken on Trump then they represent at best 50% of Americans. They rest of us can root for the small country of the Netherlands. !7 million people vs 330,000,000. Anything less than a 20 to 1 win for the USA will be a win for The Netherlands.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 7/6/2019 3:05:41 PM (No. 115878)
This Merica baby! We don't need no stinkin' soccer!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck 7/6/2019 3:35:36 PM (No. 115904)
#2 Intellectually? Hitting a ball with your head? Using feet? Soccer is the most boring "sport" there is. Ice hockey is boring. Chess and Checkers really are boring unless the old folks watching have the onset of dementia. Baseball and American sports used to be exciting until the jive ass thugs infiltrated those sports. Only thing exciting now days is a Trump Rally...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: spacer 7/6/2019 4:04:34 PM (No. 115920)
Have been watching my grand kids play soccer almost 20 years. Along with volley ball, it is infantile. And absolutely a child's game. But then again half of the Olympic games are childish.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: watashiyo 7/6/2019 5:06:51 PM (No. 115957)
I absolutely want them to lose! Don't want to respect the flag? They're not Americans. Declined invitation to America's White House? They're not Americans. If it wasn't for America's freedom, taxpayer's money, American generosity, they wouldn't be where they are. Yup, I absolutely want them to lose! ....and that goes the same with NIKE and the NFL!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: clayusmcret 7/6/2019 5:57:46 PM (No. 115991)
I've tried to be supportive of them, but because they won't shut up, I find that I could care less whether they win or lose. I won't support their opponent, but no need to tell me if they won. I just don't care.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: HerbVA 7/6/2019 7:42:56 PM (No. 116047)
3rd rate sport played by 4th rate athletes. Wait til the trannies take over their little game.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RapierWit 7/6/2019 7:49:00 PM (No. 116052)
Go Dutch
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Reply 11 - Posted by: anonymous 7/6/2019 7:52:49 PM (No. 116055)
Soccer is in fact a great sport of skill. It is very tiring to play, actually. I used to play socially and found it exhausting. You have to be super fit to keep up with the play. Being naturally good with your legs is, of course, essential. The reason soccer has increased in popularity in the States is because kids love to play it. Maybe in 50 years there will be a league on a par with the NFL. These things take time. As for the women's soccer matches, they're OK but it's hard to see the play behind the pony-tails.
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