The Ugly Americans have resurfaced - again - in the unlikeliest of places.
Maybe that’s not true. Maybe it wasn’t so unlikely. Isn’t it the likelihood that, in the face of a storm that calls for sportsmanship and empathy, the teenagers, men and women proudly — and sometimes cockily - wearing the stars and stripes would show none?
So it was Monday, when the American women’s soccer team was essentially handed a victory over Canada in a controversial semifinal marred by dubious officiating. If we can put aside the refereeing for a moment, if that’s possible, we’re left with a couple of storylines. The first: Christine Sinclair, taking over the game with three goals, dominating the offensive end of the pitch, asserting her will over and over and over.