GGFC players with Christen Press, Carli Lloyd, and Ali Krieger
Gotham Girls FC had to unexpectedly cancel their recent Wednesday night practice at their home field, Pier 40 Rooftop, due to an event scheduled by Nike involving the USWNT.
The silver lining was that Hudson River Park Trust was able to arrange for some of the GGFC players to attend the event and meet with some of the USWNT players.
Christen Press, Carli Lloyd, and Ali Krieger definitely made up for the missed practice. They spoke with the girls about what it takes to reach the top level in soccer: the willingness to train and push yourself to the highest level consistently, along with one essential key ingredient, mental toughness. All three USWNT players were unanimous that mental toughness is necessary to transcend all obstacles, in sports and in life.
It was a great experience for the GGFC players. Our players are attending a club-wide outing this Saturday night at Red Bull Arena to cheer on the USWNT as they face Korea Republic in their final send off match before departing for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.
This personal interaction with the USWNT players will only inspire our GGFC players to revel in the match on Saturday and always try to reach their fullest potential, both on and off the field.