Pinoe in the Donkey Shirt x
I LOVE THIS FUCKING TEAM.
From scoring 109 goals as a field player in high school to becoming the worlds greatest female goalkeeper. From getting benched in the 2007 World Cup semi-final against Brazil to getting a shut out and winning a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics against Brazil. From having major shoulder surgery nine months before the 2011 World Cup to winning the Golden Glove and Bronze Ball. Happy Birthday Hope. You’re the greatest.
"Hope can we get a single please?" “No" (x)
Keeper practice is pretty entertaining.
Just a little high pressure cross training
"I looked over at Heather Mitts, who was sitting across from me, and my eyes welled with tears as I realized that this was probably my last bus ride with her. She would be retiring, and I was so happy that she was going to go out on her own terms: healthy, still strong and talented. She had kept fighting over the years and had made our team, proving a lot of people wrong. I sent her a text telling her how happy I was for her and how much she had meant to me through the years. I hoped that someday I would be able to retire with as much grace and respect. I looked over at Heather and saw she had tears running down her face as she read my message.” (x)
(photo credits: 1st photo: Reuters/Nigel Roddis, 1st row/1st: Christof Koepsel/Getty Images Europe, 2nd row/2nd: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images, 3rd row/1st: GettyImages / Victor Decolongon)