July 12, 2016

Time for Change

Last year, on the eve of the NWSL championship—that’s the National Women’s Soccer League, our professional league—I wrote a post about the conditions we were working under in an effort to show people just how much the players in the NWSL give and give up to support and build this league.  I didn’t run it…

October 20, 2015


It’s been 11 years since the U.S. Women’s National Team last played in Seattle. Back then, I was training with the team, but I didn’t make the roster for the game. What I remember from that time was thinking to myself, “One day. One day, I’ll be there playing in Seattle for my country.” This…

August 14, 2015

Winning It All

It’s been so great to be home. It’s been in the 90s here in Seattle, which is unheard of, so we’ve been doing lots of swimming and having lots of barbecues. We’ve watched a bunch of movies, and have finally been able to catch up on Game of Thrones. It’s been awesome. Most importantly, I’ve…

June 2, 2015


“All it takes is one!”  We were in the final minutes of overtime — injury time, actually — in the quarterfinal game of the 2011 World Cup, and we were losing to Brazil, 2-1. We had been playing for nearly an hour with 10 players. The clock was just ticking away. It felt like at…

May 10, 2015

For Mom

When I was little, our family spent a lot of time on the Columbia River near my home in Richland, Washington. That’s where my mother, Judy, taught me how to kneeboard. I was probably five years old. We’d stand in the water together, me on the kneeboard, my mom next to me, and then the…

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April 16, 2015

Back Home

I’m back in Seattle now, getting the new NWSL season underway with my team, the Seattle Reign. A lot has happened over the past couple weeks that I want to talk about, starting with our recent friendly against New Zealand. But before jumping in, I want to take a moment to talk about the response…

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March 25, 2015

A Promising Start

I’m really excited to welcome everyone to my new blog. During my month away from the national team, I had a lot of time to think, and to reassess my life and career. I also learned a lot about myself. I wanted a place to continue that process and share my experiences with you –…