Dr. Powell Returns from Women’s World Cup

Dr. Powell  has returned from Germany where he was with the US Women’s Soccer Team as they competed in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.  The Women’s Team shut out North Korea, 2-0, as well as Columbia, 3-0, before falling to to Sweden, 1-2.  In an epic quarterfinal match, the US tied Brazil in the 122nd minute and then won the game on penalty kicks, 5-3.  They  defeated France , 3-1, in the semi-final.   Then the US faced Japan in the final.  In a captivating game that caught the imagination of Americans everywhere, the US Women surged to what seemed like a certain victory but wound up going to penalty kicks, where Japan won 3-1.  The  US Women’s Team returned home to their WPS teams and resolved to win the Olympics in London in 2012.