It was agonizing seeing the US women lose today, but I am happy for the Japanese team. They played with a great deal of heart. To keep coming back the way they did, Japan will take home a well-earned trophy.
For me, I loved being able to share the women's World Cup with my two young daughters. They now know names like Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, and Megan Rapinoe. Each time Rapinoe had the ball, my girls exclaimed, "Rapinoe has it! Rapinoe has it!" After the game was over, my two girls went outside and played soccer. I thank my national team for inspiring my girls to put boot to ball and experience a little of the beautiful game.