Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Topics

Abby Wambach
World Cup 2011: Howard County girls learn soccer lessons from World Cup pros
World Cup 2011: Howard County girls learn soccer lessons from World Cup pros

It's not every day that a pack of female athletes comes barreling into the public consciousness as dramatically as the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team has in the past two weeks, sliding past opponents in the FIFA Women's World Cup with a passion and grit that has wowed fans. Luckily for the 11 young girls on the Soccer Association of Columbia's Under-11 United Classic II soccer team, their parents and coach saw the top-flight role models coming before the hype, giving the girls time to take in the example. Before the tournament started last month, each of the girls was assigned a national team other than the United States to root for, watch on TV and learn from,...

Loading

52°