Cheers over U.S. women’s soccer defeat highlight unfortunate divisions
I did not set an alarm in the wee predawn hours Sunday to watch the U.S. women’s team’s World Cup match against Sweden. But I cared enough to set the DVR to learn of their fate, aided by the gift of fast-forward, which paid dividends through a full game and extra time with zero scoring.
As the two sides prepared for the suddenly eventful prospect of penalty kicks, I wondered how many Americans were rooting for them to survive and how many wished for their defeat.
What a dreadful question...