uswnt goalkeepers - mia hamm
On June 8 however, her versatility was put to the test during the USA’s first round 2-0 victory over Denmark. Goalkeeper Briana Scurry was ejected in the 84th minute for a highly-contested hand-ball infraction outside the US goal box. Since there were no other allowable substitutions to be made (the US had previously used their allotment of three) Mia Hamm was chosen to step into goal.
"I was scared to death," she said as her eyes widened. “I felt like ‘Mia Campos.’ But it’s really a once-in-a-lifetime thing. I hope I don’t have to do it again." Despite her misgivings, Hamm performed admirably, posting a save in the last minute of the match. She was determined not to let anything get by her.
There was also a free-kick that tried her nerves late in the match. “I was so out of position,” she said rolling her eyes, “I was hiding behind the wall. I didn’t know what I was doing. I’m just glad the girl missed the goal!” She now knows how the other half lives.
The experience has given Hamm more respect for goalkeepers. “The goal is so much bigger when you’re inside it than when you’re shooting at it,” Hamm said prophetically. “You’ve got to get inside it to see what it’s like.”
hi thank you for putting the back story i was too lazy to do it haha
Baby Hope and Baby Barney.
Kit man. You had one job. #smh
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy, awarded to the World Cup champions since 1999.
According to the FIFA Competition Trophies Fact Sheet, the trophy is “currently under re-development”.
It looks like there will be a new trophy for the WWC 2015, but I didn’t find more information about it so let’s wait and see…
so im expecting something like this:
or this would be more accurate….
Diana Matheson. Excellent tackle, intimidating roar.
Ali Krieger warms up at soccer practice
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kitties are kitties no matter what size
That lion has one of the most majestic looking manes, that I’ve ever seen before.