So the article I read yesterday about the US soccer team's loss to Norway neglected to mention that defender Lori Chalupny, in trying to defend the ball--to no avail--was punched in the jaw by Hope Solo and then landed on her face. She was substituted out less than 15 minutes later and is listed as day-to-day because of blurred vision and dizziness.
But she too is ringing the optimism bell saying that 1) it's not Solo's fault, and 2) that she is confident she will be ready for the squad's next game against Japan. I hope so. I like Chalupny a lot. She's a versatile player who quietly gets it done on the field. And I am kind of drawn to her red hair.