‘Woke’ US women’s soccer team bumped from Olympic gold medal round, Rapinoe disses Canadian victors

Get woke, get ‘lost’?

In a semifinal matchup, Canada has defeated the U.S. women’s Olympic soccer team by a score of 1-0, in a game decided by a penalty kick in the 75th minute. The USWNT is now out of the running for a gold medal in Tokyo; a bronze is the best that the team can hope for in an upcoming rematch with Australia.

In a sad commentary on the current state of politicization of sports, much of America is probably pleased, rather than disappointed, to learn of the defeat of a team comprised of polarizing and self-style social justice activists, including anti-Trump team captain Megan Rapinoe,

They followed up with a win over New Zealand, a tie with Australia, and a win over the Netherlands on a shootout, before the loss to the Canadians.

Rapinoe said the loss “sucks,” but in commenting on the defeat the U.S. team captain dissed the victors.

“It’s terrible. We just didn’t have it today,” she said, according to ESPN. “I felt like the space was there for us to play and we just couldn’t get into it, too many touches or, you know, an errant touch.

“So yeah, it’s a bitter one to swallow,” Rapino added. “Obviously we never want to lose to Canada. I don’t think I’ve ever lost to Canada.”

In a warm-up game prior to their departure for Tokyo, moreover, several players on the team appeared to turn their backs on a 98-year-old veteran of World War II while he played the national anthem on a harmonica.

Today’s defeat “shouldn’t have been a surprise, though: This subpar version of the USWNT is the one that has appeared for nearly the entire tournament…the USWNT never looked remotely like the team that won a World Cup just two years ago,” ESPN explained.

The women’s team also failed to reach the gold-medal game in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Canada’s victory was the first time their team, which reportedly has some woke players on the roster, has prevailed over the American national team in 20-plus years.

As Outkick’s Clint Lamb noted, “the USWNT choosing to kneel before the game [against Sweden] has led to many Americans pulling against them. In other words, there are probably plenty of people out there rocking the Red, White and Blue celebrating the loss on Monday.”

“Our women’s national team has gone out of their way to alienate as many people as possible with the nonstop protesting and complaining. It really does seem like they’re focused more on being activists than they are on being players, and the results on the field seem to reflect that fact,” added David Hookstead of the Daily Caller.

TV ratings for the Tokyo Olympics on NBC have been lackluster, in part because of the time differential, but also, common sense suggests, because of the perceived anti-American tendencies of some American athletes competing there.

In what would be unheard of in prior Olympiads, many Americans online are celebrating the U.S. soccer team’s defeat as something along the lines of poetic justice. Reaction is still flowing in, but here is a sampling:

Robert Jonathan

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