We love ya! We love ya! We love ya!
And everywhere we’ll follow!
We’ll follow! We’ll follow! We’ll follow!
Cuz we support the US! The US! The US!
And that’s the way we like it!
We like it! We like it!
I don’t know if I can really explain what the Women’s National Team means to me. I guess for most girls who were growing up in the 80’s & 90’s we were increasingly aware of the WNT, culminating with the 1999 World Cup, which was right after my senior year of high school. I was dealing with a knee injury, so even though I wasn’t playing at all that summer, soccer was on my mind almost all the time – every time my knee hurt ;-). I think I was in between youth camp and children’s camp, or vice versa. Watching that final game at home with my family. Long and arduous, scoreless through two overtimes…
Shot and a goal
Shot and a goal
“The USA could win the World Cup on this next kick. Chastain will take it.”
Triumph for the United States. And triumph for female athletes everywhere as the fervor that surrounded the World Cup that summer demonstrated to the men in suits that women’s sports could be lucrative and were well worth the investment. And invest they did. There are now morethan ever, and more being built every year (Honduras has just begun putting one together in the last year). And more opportunities for girls around the world to participate in sports, which for many is one of the few freedoms they have in male-dominated societies.
Here’s our roster for the World Cup…
- Meet the Best Women’s Soccer Player in the World (newser.com)
- Top-ranked Team USA can be tripped (denverpost.com)
- Women’s World Cup 2011, Germany Vs. Canada: Kickoff Time, TV Schedule, And Where To Watch Online (sbnation.com)
- Canada falls to mighty Germans 2-1 at Womens World Cup (theglobeandmail.com)