Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Youth Rises

Two first-time Olympics, Amy Rodriguez and Rachel Buehler, linked up for the second goal in the win over New Zealand and the duo are certainly familiar with each other on the soccer field. Both play (or in Buehler's case played) in the Pac-10 and have done battle on the collegiate field. The two also played together on the U.S. team that finished third at the 2004 FIFA -19 Women's World Cup in Thailand. Both are playing in their first world championship at the senior level and Buehler's long ball that picked out Rodriguez showed that she knew the spark-plug striker could get on the end of it. After Rodriguez finished smartly, she turned back up field and you could read her lips: "Nice ball...nice ball" she said pointing at Buehler. It certainly was. Above, the two share a moment after the match.


MARDELLE said...


The Goal looked good, I'm sure it felt good good job Ladies..!! :)

All the Goals last night were great the entire teams deserve cudo's for a job well done.

Jacqueline said...

It's so great to see the youngers playing and leading the pack! You are all an inspiration to our family, especially my G94 Regional playing daughter. She hopes to be identified and playing along side you ladies someday in the future. ;-) keep it up!