|Casey King and new fan|
|Mia Marin Celebrates; smiles for everyone!|
I look over at Joy cheering, with confetti stuck on her arm, and immediately I'm back to pure happiness for this moment. It hits me how lucky I am.
In true DWNT fashion; the players posted a photo on everyone's door before the final; Lord only knows where it came from, as it was taken the night of the first ever Women's World Cup. Joy and I arm and arm; much like we were as the final anthem played. Along with the photo the blue and red crayon (I'm not exaggerating when I say our budget is slim :)) reads, "Lets' win this last one cuz it's almost time to party like it's '91" How cool is it that these players know that Joy and I have a history that we all get to share together once again through this experience.
|"Let's win this last one cuz it's almost time to party like it's '91!!"|
Annoyed that our night must be spent at a mandatory gala with all the teams and a 2AM bus departure. Selfishly, I don’t feel like sharing this moment with anyone but the team. I want to celebrate, but the schedule doesn't allow for it.
Eight total days of training since the summer of 2013 and they pulled it off in dominating fashion. It sounds incredible, but it was more than 8 days of training. Eight days of training.. yes.... but....
It seems to me many people in the soccer community have wrapped their arms around this team and we are forever grateful.
|Casey King Breaks away From Russian Defense|
Our team was excitedly nervous throughout the tournament, even with a marginal lead. They did not want to lose one new fan once they realized how many fans were following. Explaining to them that fans cared about what they stood for more than a trophy was a moot point; as to this team the show of appreciation was to bring home the gold.
|Communication is Key|
|Anna Smith, Scorekeeper, manager of rookies, and everything in between|
|Stretching? Hiding? Relaxing? All of the above.|
|Syd and Liza keeping score|
|Chloe and Mia keeping different score|
|Joy Fawcett the Score Keeper|
|Griffins ... and a Walter and Carli Photo Bomb|