4 years ago, in the 2011 Women’s World Cup, the United States lost to Japan in the final game. To all the players and coaches it was a depressing time. You may even say that they might have felt diminished in their outlook. They were certainly criticized and vilified by all the pundits and commentators of the time. The United States lost the game by penalty kicks after playing to a 2 – 2 tie at the end of the overtime.

However on July 5th, 2015, the team with 9 returning players from the losing team of 2011, they found redemption in the form of a 5-2 win over the Japanese team. The USA team scored early and by the 16th minute had scored 4 goals including a hatrick (3 goals) by Carli Lloyd. What a win!

What’s the lesson that you can learn from this? The answer is, Never Give Up! You keep on trying. You keep the faith. You keep on practicing and one day you will succeed. I believe in God who never gave up on me. So I KNOW that things will get better just as it did for Team USA during the World Cup. This gives me Hope and thus I will keep Playing It By Ear!

4 thoughts on “Redemption”

  1. Your lesson rings true to me. A team will keep playing and trying, as will every athlete. That’s what they are trained to do. But ordinary people don’t have that discipline to back them up.
    And, while we’re on the subject of results, I think it’s shameful for news broadcasters to criticize a losing team. We all know they have done the best they can, and that someone must lose.

    1. I believe that you are correct in saying that there is a winner and a loser. I also believe that I haven’t heard people criticizing the losing team. But you are correct in that when it happens it is shameful. I don’t believe that they came to this stage to try and lose the game. Sometimes you give it your best and still end up losing. I could name a lot of examples. Sometimes the other team is just better on that particular day. The main thing is to give it 100% ALL OF THE TIME! Thanks for stopping by…

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