March 27th, 2012
QOTD: Summing Up The United States’ Olympic Sadness
Freddy Adu leaves the field after his U-23 squad failed to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games in London. Image: REUTERS/Harrison McClary.
“I’m still in complete and utter shock,” said US head coach Caleb Porter, looking like a coach who just shed every tear he had to shed. “It was the last second. Seconds. Seconds away.”
— words by Ives Galarcep, FOXSoccer.com senior writer & Soccer By Ives editor.
When a journo summarises a team’s loss by recounting the quantity of tears its manager shed, one may believe said team (once deemed frontrunners in the race to secure an Olympic footie berth) have hit rock bottom.
To all the Kickettes tracking the U.S. squad’s qualification journey, how you holding up after last night’s tug-of-war-and-score finale? Is it too early for us to send the manservants around with gratuitous bonbon refills?