I have been meaning to write a post about last Sunday's World Cup soccer match in which the U.S. lost a heartbreaker to Japan. The U.S. women lost the match but unlike the men's teams of almost all countries, they did not lose their dignity. The play was not dirty. There were no fakes flops by either team. The women played hard, to be sure, but hard is not dirty and the game was both thrilling to watch and a testimony to the fact that good sportsmanship still exists. Better to say, good sportswomanship.
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by Joshua J. McElwee NCR Today
by Catholic News Service Eco Catholic