When Japan plays America, well... I have to sit on the fifty-yard line (you know what I mean) wearing stripes and polka dots ;-) Who do I root for? Both, of course, not being a rabid fan of anything but a good game. And this was a seriously good game:
Especially this bit-- this save by Kaihori-san ought to go down in soccer history as one of the great all-time saves.
Look at that foot!
Gambatta, ne, Nihon!
p.s.-- it would be remiss not to mention the mad skills of American Abby Wambach-- anyone who thinks women's soccer isn't interesting after watching her play hasn't got eyes. *Three* goals headed in during this World Cup Final, including against Japan.