Heather with the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team
We imagine most soccer moms out there would like to their daughters to grow up to be like Heather O'Reilly, a fantastic representive of women's soccer and the WNT, both on the field and off. Heather took time out from her (not so) busy day to chat with the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team, which is training in New Jersey in preparation for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup taking place in October in New Zealand. O'Reilly talked about her experiences with the youth National Teams, her journey to the senior side and what it takes to win a world championship. She should know, she's got three of them. Before the match at Giants Stadium, O'Reilly took some time to chat with some young ladies from her former club, PDA, who were serving as ball girls. We are sure they will be coming to watch her play with the Sky Blue FC in the new WPS. Moral of the story: It's all about the kids, who now have female role models to look up to and careers in sports to aspire to.