Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Morning NYC

The day before the match at Giants Stadium, a few women's National Team players hit Manhattan to do two morning shows. Heather O'Reilly and Angela Hucles appeared on Fox & Friends while Christie Rampone, Heather Mitts, Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach (who is walking just fine) appeared on the NBC Today Show to talk about the Olympic gold medal victory, the Achieve Your Gold Tour and the start of the WPS, the new women's professional soccer league. Even though a few of the players didn't quite have the correct footwear to kick soccer balls on the streets of New York (the players were dressed pretty nice as they were going from the morning shows to the WPS allocation event), they still managed to pull off a few tricks and kicks. (Hey, you know you are a pro if you can play soccer in heels). For Wambach, it was her first major TV appearance since breaking her leg on July 16. The Wambach update is that she's feeling great, continuing her rehab and looking forward to when she can start doing some running. She should be 100% ready to go by the start of the WPS season next spring, and perhaps ready for some National Team training even earlier.

Heather and Angela juggle with Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade, a former college soccer player and current youth coach. Kilmeade kicked off his dress shoes, but O'Reilly kept on her pointy heels.

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