So UConn survived a small first-half scare from Notre Dame and are now set to face West Virginia in the Big East Final tonight (7PM ET). They also secured their 71st straight victory – eclipsing the streak that ended in 2003. It’s kind scary to think about how long this might go on …
Pia has called Lil back into camp … first time since 2008 for the former captain. Congrats. Lil – and good luck making the roster! “If Lilly makes the game roster and gets into one of the Mexico matches, she will have represented the USA in four different decades. ” Yikes, is all I can say. Here are the 24 players .
Goalkeepers (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Jill Loyden (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (St. Louis Athletica)
Defenders (8): Rachel Buehler (FC Gold Pride), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Whitney Engen (Chicago Red Stars), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Philadelphia Independence), Meghan Schnur (Sky Blue FC), Brittany Taylor (Sky Blue FC), Cat Whitehill (Washington Freedom)
Midfielders (7): Yael Averbuch (Sky Blue FC), Shannon Boxx (St. Louis Athletica), Kristine Lilly (Boston Breakers), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (Chicago Red Stars)
Forwards (6): Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (California), Casey Nogueira (Chicago Red Stars), Kelley O’Hara (FC Gold Pride), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)
Writing this just reminded me that I dreamed about soccer … and about former coach Greg Ryan playing in goal and making a series of hapless, dunderheaded plays, humiliating himself and kinda making me a wee bit happy, have to say. Weird, huh?
Got me thinking about how much anger I drag around with me … unprocessed, sapping energy and snagging me at inopportune times. Grist for a future post. 😉