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Gold Cup Final MEX 4-2 USA, Women's World Cup starting

Thought for sure the USA had something in hand after going up 2-0, but with the injury to (and muddled defending after Bradley shuffled things on the back line to compensate), things just fell apart. Give credit to Team Mexico — they held in, then rode a wave of emotion from the crowd to victory. Congratulations to them, and I look forward to rooting for Mexico in the Confederations Cup in 2013!

Highlights below.

Now, thanks to the wide world of soccer/football/futbol, the FIFA Women’s World Cup began yesterday in Germany. Team USA is in Group C, along with North Korea, Colombia, and Sweden. The first match is against the People’s Republic, and is tomorrow.

Dresden gets its first taste of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ action this Tuesday with a mouthwatering opening fixture. USA take on Korea DPR, the fourth time the two women’s football heavyweights will have met in the group stages of the competition. Unsurprisingly, the Stars and Stripes are determined to begin their charge for a third world title with victory against their Asian counterparts, who are yet to beat the reigning Olympic champions on the biggest stage.


And on the opposite end of the technological spectrum of libraries from ebook management applications, check out this story on Luis Soriano, a teacher who travels by burro to Colombian villages, hauling books, dreams, and a sense of the larger world outside.

In a ritual repeated nearly every weekend for the past decade here in Colombia’s war-weary Caribbean hinterland, Luis Soriano gathered his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto, in front of his home on a recent Saturday afternoon.

Sweating already under the unforgiving sun, he strapped pouches with the word “Biblioburro” painted in blue letters to the donkeys’ backs and loaded them with an eclectic cargo of books destined for people living in the small villages beyond.

“Acclaimed Colombian Institution Has 4,800 Books and 10 Legs”