Watched with my Dad as Canada beat Australia 2-0 in women's soccer this afternoon with 10,066 others here in Kingston. Packed stadium. Sunny Day. Fast, heavy but clean game. The Aussie sweeper, Cheryl Salisbury, was one of the best I have seen but they had no one up-front to make plays like Canada's Lang or Sinclair. Canadian captain Charmaine Hooper's header from a corner for the first goal at 71 minutes was pretty good - from the other end of the field it looked like she was a foot over the defender. The second goal for Canada two minutes later looked a lot like a break-away after a foul to me...but "we" won. The "we" is a lot less problematic when it is the women's soccer team as opposed to the men's Olympic hockey team for some reason. I wonder when last ten thousand went to a soccer game in Canada?
PS: the picture of Rex Murphy to your right, my left, is entirely gratuitous except that it appeared on the same CBC website as the game's story link above and I cannot imagine a worse picture as your press photo. Please forward captions.