A sports fan take on the world of sports. Out is what the media wants me to think, in is what people should be following.
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Who am I?
I'm from Houston, a graduate of the University of Texas, a fan of the Houston Astros and Houston Texans. But this blog will be about the "greater sports", whatever that means.
Another week, and another woman takes center stage. The United States Women's National Team (USWNT) lived up to the billing by winning their fourth World Cup over the Netherlands 2-0, the second Cup in as many tournaments, but perhaps never facing stiffer competition. The USWNT stormed through all the best European teams on European soil. In order: Sweden, Spain, France, England, Netherlands. Outside of their matches against the United States, they were a combined 20-2-1, with only Netherlands beating Sweden, and Spain going 1-1-1 in pool play as the losses. Against the USWNT? 0-5. Led by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who was able to stymie opponents to only 3 goals throughout their 7 games (0.4 goal average). In the finals she could not be scored upon, but really saved the team in their semifinal battle against a resilient English team that controlled the ball 58% of the time and matched the US with 4 shots on goal. Naeher stopped them all and is a worthy Sportswoman of the Week!