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Everyone should learn from the US women's team... even us

I hope it doesn't end in Lyon in July. I hope they don't disappear from my TV for four years. I hope they don't stop challenging stereotypes, standing up and speaking out. I hope someone sends Alex Morgan a tea set, and that local shops keep Crystal Dunn T-shirts, and that fellows I know stop saying in surprise, "Uh, I watched them, they can really play".

I hope we learn from the US women's football team.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2019, with the headline 'Everyone should learn from the US women's team... even us'. Print Edition | Subscribe