AS A YOUNG KID, MY PARENTS SIGNED ME UP FOR THE TYPICAL HOUSE LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM, HOPING THAT I WOULD BLOSSOM INTO A FUTURE ALEX MORGAN OR HOPE SOLO. UNFORTUNATELY, SOCCER NEVER PROVED TO BE MY CALLING.
My dad, who was a high school soccer coach at the time, put me through camps and clinics believing that I’d eventually find the love of the game. My mom utilized bribery to try and get me to get involved; she told me she’d give me $20 if I scored a goal at any point in the season. Read More