"Never Fear Underdog is Here!" With Team U.S.A. World Cup Twitter Names and Useful Hashtags for #WWC 2.0
On the morning of May 9th, 2011 U.S. Soccer released this the roster for this year's 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup team in Germany. Who knew that a team so many "sports journalists" felt was in disarray, with more negative words and columns that seemingly the only press they could get was negative. Odd that this collection of young women would now be a team that those same "experts" are saying, "Never doubted them for a second," right. If you like that story I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in buying.
Before games get underway, a member from each squad reads a statement on important social issues such as denouncing racism. When was the last time you remember a star player from each team reading thoughtful words speaking out against racism before a Ravens - Steelers game?
What we do have from our Underdogs is that THEY believe, even if the experts don't, they also have Hope and have given us both to revel in and enjoy. Hope is more than just a word these days, it is a brash, confident - some say cocky - goalkeeper whose agility is only rivaled by her modelesque smile and bright eyes. See at the end of the day, all the talk and this and that don't matter because hope just like any of the 10 other women on the field with her are better than good.
The "Never fear Underdog is here," mantra is heard on daily interviews with Hope Solo, goal scoring star Abby Wambach, bleached hair super-sub Megan Rapinoe or any of the players.
Rather than focus on the NFL Football lockout over their billions of dollars, or the NBA lockout over even more we were able to believe. We finally found something good, something American that we all could relate to and be proud of saying, "America!" This team has allowed us to turn away from the Casey Anthony trial, the gridlock debate about National Debt and focus on a team ranked #1 in the world that many called underdogs. This group, as all champions seem to do, turned hope into believers.Continued on the next page