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Taking defeat gracefully

Mexican soccer coach Ricardo Lavolpe, after losing to the US 2-0 last night: "The U.S. is a small team," he said. "They play like my sister, my aunt and my grandmother." Like a river, the vitriol just keeps on flowing from the Mexican national team.

It starts at the top. As a leader, a coach's behavior sets the stage for his players to act in the same fashion. Mexico's coach is a national disgrace, an embarrassment to his fine people. Why is he coaching their national team?