Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fair in Morocco

It's a bit off topic, but we thought it was worth mentioning the U.S. Soccer Sport Envoy Program. Recently, former U.S. WNT player Lorrie Fair, a starter in the 2000 Olympics, the youngest member of the historic 1999 Women's World Cup Team and half of the only pair of twins ever to play for the WNT, traveled to Morocco on behalf of the program. Fair is currently working in London with Chelsea Football Club (you think she'd get a Champions League championship ring if they win it all?) and playing for their women's team. Launched in 2006, the Sports Envoy program pairs U.S. Soccer with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on a sports initiative that sends players and coaches from U.S. Soccer’s National Teams as State Department Sports Envoys to conduct clinics and spark a dialogue with local children around the world. Each program includes one male and one female Sports Envoy. For more info on Fair's trip and some video, see below.

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