World Cup Soccer

I watched two incredible soccer matches today. The game between Germany and the USA was one of the best matches I've seen in my life, male, female or otherwise. The game between Canada and Sweden was also good, but nowhere near the level of the first game.

Unfortunately Canada lost, but nobody even expected them to get out of the quarter-finals, never mind be less than 20 minutes from a birth in the championship final. Canada is definitely a team to watch in the future. I think they need to work on their fitness and speed. The goal by Lang was one of the most incredible shots on goal I've ever seen. The pace, aim and absolute lack of curve on the ball was jaw-dropping... a true bullet. I think she's got a bright future ahead of her in soccer, and the Canadian side will benefit from her greatly.

I'll definitely watch the final match, those are two extremely skilled, fast teams.

Written on October 6, 2003