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Brazil a side note to real U.S. goal

Updated: July 12, 2011, 11:54 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

Now that America's collective heart rate has returned to normal, let's splash our faces with a bit of reality.

As impressive, exhilarating and inspirational as it was to see the U.S. women's national soccer team overcome poor officiating and Marta's brilliance, that victory will ring hollow if the women's team doesn't win the World Cup.

Call me a sourpuss (or something stronger) if you like. Accuse me of not living in the moment. But in our rush to categorize where ...

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