22, Australian, Goalkeeper. I love the WPS, the USWNT, the Matildas, the CWNT and the Roar. My favourite players include: Abby, Pinoe, Captain America, Baby Horse, Ashlyn Harris, Bubs, Walshy, KK and Sincy to name a few!
United States Women’s National Team captain Christie Rampone’s lengthy career is finally winding down, but she’s got one more goal in mind: the World Cup.
I don’t think I can comprehend a game without Captain America. I sincerely hope that whatever her future has in store for her it includes soccer in some way, whether it be coaching, commentating or something. She has been one of my biggest inspirations as a player, person and coach!
But time is catching up with Rampone. She cuts a thick bundle of tape off her ankles after every game this season as she is playing through sesomioditis in her left foot - a floating bone is fractured - and arthritis in both feet. She returned to the field this season just 10 days after suffering a concussion. And she has Lyme disease, which she’d had for years but wasn’t diagnosed with until 2010, when she was 13 years into her professional career.
Regardless, she plays on. She’s always played on. - (X)