Sunday, July 7, 2019

It's okay to disapprove of U.S. women's soccer

The United States women will claim their fourth World Cup title in eight attempts shortly.
They destroyed the competition because we're the most prosperous nation.
And prosperous nations can invest funds into women's soccer.
Starting with the 13-0 win over Thailand, I've been rooting for the team to fail.
Not because of anti-American sentiment or due to how the players talk about President Trump.
Soccer is not really our sport.
The United States dominates in so many sports.
Winning in soccer takes away one of the few areas where the rest of the world rules.
It reminded me of the story of David and Bathsheba.
After David got her pregnant and her husband killed, Nathan the prophet rebuked him.
David was the rich man who stole the poor man's only ewe.
He had plenty and wanted more.
It's nice for these players to win a championship.
But if the United States wins in 2023 and 2027, then women's soccer will wither.
The poorer nations will tire of the struggle of always fighting for second.

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