Mexico City /
Hopefully solo, Former goalkeeper in United States women’s national team, She recalls the ordeal she went through to join the national team in 2000, when she faced a distinguished group of players who were “thugs” in the locker room.
“When you grow up in the national team, you meet a club of “Bad Girls”. Most of the players come from wealthy white families. This is the culture of the women’s team. It is a very distinctive white culture.
“I remember that Carly Lloyd And I always talked about it and said, “We have to change this culture. She and I were so welcoming, we weren’t bullies. She told the BBC’s The Players podcast, “We were very nice to the girls who attended.
But 20 years later, things have changed, and an environment has changed Selection She is more welcoming to the new members, though she considers the good old days helped solidify the character of the young players who are now a part.
“It’s a more open and welcoming environment, and an easier transition, however Nor do I think this helps the character development of many of these young athletes. Now they have the road paved most of the time. You can’t push them the same way you were before to make them really competitive. It’s a completely different environment and I don’t think it’s always a good thing. I think that creates softer athletes. ”