Congratulations to the defending World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team for an impressive opening game victory in this year’s tournament in France. By defeating Thailand 13-0 this past Tuesday, they set the largest margin of victory in Women’s World Cup history. Despite the strong start, we implore the team to remain focused and not become complacent. Upsets are a part of sports as witnessed by Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson, UMBC beating Virginia in the basketball tournament last year, and of course, the Miracle on Ice of the U.S. men’s hockey team. Guarding against overconfidence is paramount not only in sports, but also in managing the economy and portfolios.
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