The Corner

Gold

The U.S. women’s soccer team just beat Brazil, 1-0 in overtime, to win the gold in Beijing. The game was intense, especially from halftime on. Both teams were tired, had chances, missed opportunities, and benefited from goalies who made good saves. The game could have gone either way, and the most talented player on the field was Brazil’s Marta. But Carli Lloyd booted in the winner, and the American defenders held off a fierce attack that didn’t quit until the final whistle blew. An exciting game and a great, grinding win for the United States.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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