Good Sports

Yesterday the United States Women’s Soccer team lost to the Japanese Women’s Soccer team; and before the athletes reached the sidelines to absorb this information, USA’s “squandered chances” was uttered, broadcast, generally touted about by observers, pundits and commentators.

Watching the athletes compete for 2+ hours, I saw not one chance squandered. I saw prowess and skill. I saw compassion and frustration. I saw a clean game.

Squandered is a sore loser’s word. The United States Women’s Soccer players may be sore, but they are not losers.

They are good, good sports.

About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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