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I couldn't have been a great goalkeeper without power, agility and quickness.
I think it's my personality to overcome things, learn from them and become stronger, both personally and professionally. To be honest, I welcome those hardships.
There are no shortcuts. If you feel good, you'll look good, you'll play good. Work hard every day. No matter what your strengths and weaknesses, there's no substitute for hard work.
I've learned that winning isn't everything, and it's more about the journey. But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal.
There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment - you can truly be yourself.
I like to read books and be alone; I'm not social butterfly person.
True heros are made of hard work and integrity.
I don't need a captain's band to lead a team to victory.
I think every athlete has their window of opportunity, and you just have to jump on it. You never know when it can end. So I'm just trying to live large while I have the opportunity.
I just want to stay in my hotel room, read my book. I enjoy that private time.
Nobody really knows who I am, where I came from, what's in my heart, why I believe in the things I believe, what I see behind the scenes and they don't see.
My life is a beautiful struggle.
I am pushed by my critics. I don't want to say I want to prove them wrong, but it pushes me on the field to play with a chip on my shoulder, and I play best when I have a chip on my shoulder.
I am proud of who I am, and nobody's going to steal that.
Growing up, I felt insecure about my build. I didn't feel very feminine. But as time went on, I learned to completely embrace my body.
It's all in fun. I take everything with a grain of salt.
My entire purpose is trying to be the best in the game, and if that exudes beauty too, that's pretty powerful.
You're not going to be liked by everybody when you speak the truth. I don't speak the truth to put people down; I don't speak the truth to show disrespect.
No one wants to lose, period. It should hurt, it should sting, and you don't want to feel that feeling again.
I live for competition. It makes my life complete.
I love pedicures. And, yes, I have a ton of shoes.
I think people who don't have conflict in their lives are just trying to please people and not really living life to the fullest.
As women professional athletes, you have to have respect for every player and individual. Beyond that, it doesn't matter what your interests are. People can have their own lives.
With each year that's gone by, and as I grow up and get older, I've become more mature, of course, but you have a sense of who you are, and you find confidence in that.
Speech is the image of actions
Athletes are extremists. When they're training, it's laser focus.
When the Olympics and World Cups come around, that's when you see the real outpouring of support that there really is for female football.
I need a life outside of soccer. So I very much welcome, you know, new love interests and dating and friends and family.
I've been through a lot of things in my personal and family life. That turned me into a fighter. I always strive to be the best I possibly can.
I don't just want to focus on soccer, soccer, soccer.
London 2012 is all about winning a medal. Not just any medal, the gold medal.
Everybody should be affected by their own realities in their own lives, their own struggles in their own lives. It makes us who we are, and we all know that.
People didn't put pressure on me. I just played for the love of the game.
My family doesn't do happy endings. We do sad endings or frustrating endings or no endings at all. We are hardwired to expect the next interruption or disappearance or broken promise.
My father showed me so much love. He showed my brother so much love.
In front of the world, all of a sudden I'm a great athlete and I'm put into an environment with 25 other women and I'm expected to go to team meals, team functions.
Every athlete acquires routines as a way to help control nerves.
I have an attitude. It's what I do. I'm edgy. I have an attitude.
I travel a lot and rarely make it home to Seattle.
All my life, since the time I was little, has been a long distraction. At least that is the way some people want to perceive it, but for me, it's given me a lot of strength.
One thing I've learned in life is that I can speak for myself, that I can fight my own battles. I don't like anyone telling me how I'm supposed to feel or think or what I'm supposed to say.
In truth, 2007 was the hardest year of my life. I lost my best friend. I lost my father.
I am going to be a professional soccer player.
[My mother] was the strength of our family, and I didn't realize that until I got a little bit older.
I have given my life to the game and to the sport.
Being responsible and taking care of your body is truly how you make your pay cheque, how you excel and succeed in your lifelong goals, so for me it's just an everyday lifestyle.
I know that I'm breaking down barriers. And I know that in the end I'm doing a great thing.
I have no personal beef with Brandi Chastain. There's nothing personal.
I try to live my life one day at a time, and if I look too far in advance, I get really stressed.
I've had marriage proposals, invitations to military balls and even a few prom offers from 18-year-old boys.