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snipoppers16:

hevding:

goodbyeandgoodluck:

birgit-prinz:

The Girls: 1999

The Originals

Nice hat, Foudy. 

Awww post-WWC media tour!

snipoppers16:

hevding:

goodbyeandgoodluck:

birgit-prinz:

The Girls: 1999

The Originals

Nice hat, Foudy. 

Awww post-WWC media tour!

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swag-box:

obsessedwithuswnt:

@kohara19: Captain America after work. @christierampone

Rockstar!Captain

Like a boss.  LIKE A MOTHERFUCKING BOSS.

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swag-box:

obsessedwithuswnt:

@kohara19: Captain America after work. 

Rockstar!Captain

Like a boss.  LIKE A MOTHERFUCKING BOSS.

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Christie Rampone rethinks retirement

U.S. captain Christie Rampone is no longer so sure she’ll retire after the London Olympics.
Her coaches are trying to persuade the defender to stay on the women’s soccer national team through the 2015 World Cup in Canada — the summer she turns 40. And Rampone, a mother of two, is considering it.
…
“Obviously in sports, not too many people get to actually choose when they retire,” said Rampone, who is now co-captain with star forward Abby Wambach. “I was like, ‘That would be absolutely amazing to follow in Mia and Julie and Joy’s footsteps, where they actually chose to do it.’ The timing was perfect for them. That’s why I don’t want to stretch it beyond my capability.
“I always kind of saw my future ending like that. But you can only hope for that.”

I don’t understand what to do with all my feels.
You do you, Pearcie.  

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Christie Rampone rethinks retirement

U.S. captain Christie Rampone is no longer so sure she’ll retire after the London Olympics.

Her coaches are trying to persuade the defender to stay on the women’s soccer national team through the 2015 World Cup in Canada — the summer she turns 40. And Rampone, a mother of two, is considering it.

“Obviously in sports, not too many people get to actually choose when they retire,” said Rampone, who is now co-captain with star forward Abby Wambach. “I was like, ‘That would be absolutely amazing to follow in Mia and Julie and Joy’s footsteps, where they actually chose to do it.’ The timing was perfect for them. That’s why I don’t want to stretch it beyond my capability.

“I always kind of saw my future ending like that. But you can only hope for that.”

I don’t understand what to do with all my feels.

You do you, Pearcie.  

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OH.

I wonder what it feels like to get punched by Christie Rampone…once she corrects her stance.  

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itsbrantastic:

A rare Captain America throw-in for Throw-in Thursday.

itsbrantastic:

A rare Captain America throw-in for Throw-in Thursday.

U.S. stars talk gnarliest soccer moments

uswomenssoccer911:

Over the past few days I asked several U.S. players: What’s the gnarliest thing that has ever happened to you on a soccer field? Here’s what they said:

ABBY WAMBACH

The U.S.’ “beast in the air” (as teammate Megan Rapinoe calls her) had a hard time choosing her gnarliest moment, and for good reason. Was it the time at World Cup ‘07 when the trainer literally stapled the gash on her head during a game (without anesthesia)? Nope. It was the moment she broke her leg against Brazil in the last friendly before the 2008 Olympics.

“When I came to a halt on the ground, I looked down at my knee, and I moved my knee and the foot stayed there,” Wambach said. “That for sure was the craziest thing that’s ever happened to me.”

HOPE SOLO

Solo was quick to show me the giant scar on her right arm from the time in Mexico when she dove to make a save, only for her arm to get punctured and caught on a hook on the goalpost. (Solo’s bone was exposed and she went into shock, as she explains here ). “I’ve been through it all,” she told me. “I’ve been kicked in the face. I’ve been in a fight on the field. I’ve been punched. Things happen all the time, things that maybe the ref doesn’t see.”

BECKY SAUERBRUNN

More than one player said their nastiest on-field moment came in games against Canada or Brazil — two of the most physical nations in women’s soccer. “In my first cap ever, I was in China playing against Canada,” Sauerbrunn said. “About 70 minutes in I broke my nose. I had to walk off. They set it in the locker room, and I was playing the next game three days later. They didn’t have a facemask, so they had to make one out of different materials.”

CARLI LLOYD

The U.S. midfielder had her moment against Canada, too. “We were scrimmaging Canada, and I got a gash slice across my knee,” Lloyd said. “I was just running, and the girl’s cleat split open my knee. The fatty tissues were showing. It was bleeding. I had to get stitched up right off the field.” In case I was having trouble imagining what it looked like, U.S. press officer Aaron Heifetz showed me a picture of Lloyd’s gashed knee on his cellphone. I about lost my lunch.

CHRISTIE RAMPONE

The captain and veteran defender is your typical, pleasant Jersey Girl — but not always on the field. “I remember playing Brazil in 2000 when I went up for a head-ball and a Brazilian just came across and clocked me in the face,” Rampone said. “I was like, ‘Uh-oh, this is the big-time.’ Unfortunately, I retaliated and got a yellow card.”

So when you watch Sunday’s World Cup final and see Wambach barreling through the air for a header or Solo charging an onrushing forward in the penalty box, think about what it takes to show that fearlessness day after day, game after game, through bruises and cuts and broken bones.

 

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notsoanon:

abbywambachisagod:

hevding:

Legit defending. 

this is so intense

Sleeveless looks like she’s about to suplex her mark.

notsoanon:

abbywambachisagod:

hevding:

Legit defending. 

this is so intense

Sleeveless looks like she’s about to suplex her mark.

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kriegerstattoo:

Free Kick Friday, Captain America edition.

snipoppers16:

bertiedav:

LOL PHOTOBOMBING THOUGH

LOLOLOL. I was lolling at HAO, but just now noticed Abby flipping the bird.

Insert thrace_ mischievious Abby gif here.

notsoanon:

Studio 90: The WNT Arrives in Portugal

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