Thursday, January 3, 2008

Eye on the Peak

After the third-place finish at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the USA tumbled out of the top spot in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, dropping all the way down…to number two. The USA is currently just 20 points behind Women’s World Cup Champion Germany and 100 points ahead of third-place Sweden. Brazil and Norway round out the top-five. Whether or not one puts much stock into rankings (and don’t get us started on the BCS), it would be nice if people would remember that one loss does not a loser make. We’re not sure quite sure what that actually means, but it sounds pretty philosophical or perhaps something that Yoda or a Hobbit would say. In any event, the U.S. team is dedicated to putting in the work and passion necessary to regain (not a spot among the world’s elite as they are already there), but a spot atop the world, a place that, as we know, is very difficult to reach.

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