Posted originally on the conservative tree house on July 21, 2021 | Sundance | 365 Comments
Perhaps if they spent a little more energy on soccer skills, and a little less energy attempting to be the woke champions of US sport, the outcome may have been different. Alas, there’s a great number of Americans who shrug because USA women’s national soccer has evolved into a political assembly who happen to play soccer. The team’s egotistical, arrogant, pompous and virtue-signaling attitude is a considerable turn-off.
This is the same team that wears ‘Black Lives Matter’ on their uniforms, and kneels instead of stands for the U.S. national anthem to showcase to the world just how woke they are. Team Captain Ms. Rapinoe refuses to sing the U.S. national anthem; kneels during ceremonies to make her hatred for America visible; and grabs every microphone to tell the media about her politics in an effort to increase her woke resistance credentials.
Team USA soccer loses in the first round of the Olympics to Sweden. Meh, it’s a headline because, well, karma or something.
TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn’t have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time. Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women’s soccer tournament.
The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, were riding a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into the match. But Sweden, ranked No. 5, has been the U.S. team’s nemesis of sorts in recent years. The Swedes bounced the Americans from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games in the quarterfinals, the earliest U.S. Olympic exit ever, by making a defensive stand. (read more)