When I first starting playing soccer on a team the ball was one third my size. I played all the way up to high school. I played in a small town in the states in the early eighties. We had to buy our own uniforms. We were made to try out for the football team as a kicker. Every single person had to punt the ball to see if we were worthy to play on the football team. We were made fun of for playing soccer. THe only reason you played was because you loved it. I could play with both feet so I played left center or left wing. Now I was really fast so I would drop back and play defense. If you have ever run that full tilt for a entire game you know how hard that is. I use to feel as my teeth were bleeding because the nerve ending in my mouth were on fire. I loved the game so much and am really proud that the Woman’s USA team won the FIFA World cup. Hopefully more people will love soccer in America because of their win. Draw a heart and think about love.