48,817 filled Commerzbank-Arena to watch the USA take on Japan for the Women’s World Cup. The US entered the game with a 25-0 record against Japan. They left with a 25-1 record against Japan. …Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville — the mighty US has lost 3-1 in a penalty shootout.
The Penalty Shootout
The DREAM is over… for now, but we persevere. We couldn’t be happier for the people of Japan who needed a glimmer of hope after the year they’ve endured.
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