Lessons From U.S. Women's Soccer Rout

Sports metaphor alert!

We're No. 1.

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"You could find no better metaphor for the way the rest of the world can now compete head-to-head more effectively than ever with America," Thomas Friedman wrote in 2005, "than the struggles of the U.S. Olympic basketball team." 

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