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Guest editorial: Do we really get the lesson of women's soccer loss to Japan

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Posted on July 21, 2011 |
By Emerson K. Lynn



When the women’s soccer team collapsed into a national heartache Sunday there was this collective urge to find a way to make the pain disappear. It hurt. They had tried so hard, done so well and we had prepared ourselves for a moment of well-deserved glory.

Yet, a cruel fate, and some gargantuan Japanese hearts, stole it from our girls, and us, and left in its place a sense of undeserved loss.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way.

It rarely is, and yet, it keeps happening and the psychological and political consequences surround us.

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