August 9, 2016
I GET TO PLAY TODAY!!!!!! I sat at my computer for a few minutes trying to find the right way to say this, but it really is this simple. For the first time since October of last year, I get to do what I absolutely love-- I get to play. I get to pull that jersey over my head, USA across the left side of my chest, RAPINOE across my shoulders, and play for my country-- in the OLYMPICS! Of course, with everything thing that I have overcome this year it is very special, but no matter what you go through, injuries or not, struggles or not, being an Olympian is an incredible and special experience.
I know there will be some rust that needs to be dusted off and some kinks to work out, but I am just ready to be out there again. I can’t wait to sing the national anthem, take the pitch, feel the first beads of sweat (since we are in Manaus it's more like 1 million more beads of sweat!) yell at the ref because there is no way that was a foul on me, chase down a ball, connect a pass, and take a corner!
Anyways, enough from me! Get your popcorn, drinks, and American tank tops on people, we got a Pinoe Party on our hands! GO AMERICA!