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Despite outcome, U.S. women earned respect

Despite loss, USA women earned respect

Originally Published: July 17, 2011
By Lizzie Haldane

Don't we all wish we were in Germany, among the face-painted fanatics, waving, cheering and experiencing the 2011 Women's World Cup fanfare firsthand? For those not in Deutschland, espnW provides the full fan experience.

Land of the Rising Sun

Millions of Japanese fans got up at the crack of dawn to watch Sunday's final match live and support their Yamato Nadeshiko, "ideal Japanese woman." They were ideal indeed as they took on the final match favorite, two-time World Cup ...

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