With the Olympics over, it’s nice to take a look back at all that was accomplished in two very fast paced weeks.
The U.S women pulled off a great redeeming victory over Japan, 2-1, to win Gold.
The Mexican Men’s National Team pulled off an even bigger win, stunning the favorites to win, Brazil 2-1 to win gold.
However, the question to ask is this: “why do the men’s teams consists of players that are 23 years and younger, while the womens teams play with their full national squads?”
FIFA will deal with this issue until they finally decide to change the system.
If both squads were at full strength, the outcomes would have been extremely different. Team Great Britain would have had a much better showing on the men’s side if the likes of Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard were in the line ups. It’s also a fair assumption that attendance at games would have been much higher, therefore spiking an even better success for the Olympics in London in 2012.
Alas, this was not to be, and one can only dream as to think of what the matches would have been like.
At any rate, congratulations go out to the gold, silver, and bronze winning men’s teams of Mexico, Brazil, and Korea respectively. Also to the U.S, Japan, and Canada.
Bring on the WPL, EPL, Seria A, La Liga—and many other seasons—starting in just a few weeks time !