We’ve got some more quick updates and prognostications about tomorrow’s USWNT match with Japan – first, from Japanese coach Norio Sasaki, who is full of confidence after Japan’s run through Group G. It may prove to be a sad irony of the Olympics, however, that Japan’s stellar play, particularly against Norway, may be the thing which knocks them out of contention for the Gold, as what they landed themselves, with all their hard work, as a showdown with the USWNT – arguably still the team to beat in women’s soccer according to Grant Wahl.
Right now, this USWNT has a big opportunity to step out from the giant shadow of past glories and establish its own identity. Thinking of them, I think of the New England Patriots in their first of their recent string of Super Bowl appearances. Tom Brady was not a superstar … and the team ran out onto the field en masse rather than be introduced as individuals. That’s what this USWNT reminds me of. The superstars will come – but right now, it’s all about the team.
Meanwhile, on the fine arts front, I have a link from Margaret McWethy … which lets you take a look at some of the paintings from her recent show. Check it out! Her show is on display at the Egeli Gallery in Provincetown, MA through the summer. The gallery is at 382 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657.