During so many events at the Olympic games, the local crowds have tended to cheer against the U.S. But will they feel the same about the women’s soccer team? We’ll see. One fan thinks that Tobin Heath is secretly Brazilian. And there are rivalries in South America. My Peruvian sister-in-law is always happy to cheer against Brazil.
For me August 9th is a day of undiluted soccer happiness. My 2004 novel about an American girl playing on an Italian boys’ soccer team is being released as an e-book. B&N has an excerpt.