During the group stage match in which the United States faced Nigeria, the US needed a win in order to ensure that they were going to top their group table. Nigeria needed a win from the match to keep their World Cup hopes alive. Abby Wambach broke the stalemate in the 45’ minute and the match ended 1-0. The star of the game wasn’t the usual Wambach, or Rapinoe, or Morgan, though, it was Julie Johnston. She played with SC del Sol from the age of 11 to 14. Johnston was named player of the match against Nigeria and her stock has grown from then on. A couple months ago, Johnston was not even favored to make the World Cup team but according to her former SC del Sol coach, Paul Lester who was interviewed by 3TV News, “Julie’s attitude is what made her successful.” Johnston is a good reminder that hard work and determination are just as vital as talent to make it to the next level. Good luck to Johnston and the rest of the US squad on bringing the trophy back home!
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On Monday, SoccerCity will be hosting a press event at the San Diego Polo Fields (aka the Surf Cup Sports Park). We’d love if you can join Nick Stone and the crew as we tell San Diego “What happens next.” We have fresh new t-shirts for anyone that can make it and we hope you’ll like what we have to say 🙂
If you can join, all you need to know is:
Where: San Diego Polo Fields – 14989 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: Start time is at 11AM sharp so arrive before then!
What: Press event to announce “what happens next” + t-shirt giveaway for everyone that can make it!
We’re excited to share this message with you all. Have a great weekend and see you soon.