Inspiring Athletes

Inspiring Athletes


U.S. Women’s Soccer Team opens with 4-2 victory against France

posted by Chad Bonham

Lauren Cheney

The Opening Ceremonies aren’t until Friday, but women’s soccer got started today at the Summer Olympics. In Glasgow, Scotland, the U.S. Women’s Team kicked off its defense of the 2008 gold medal with a 4-2 victory against France. The Americans got off to a poor start and were quickly down 2-0 in the first half before tying things up heading into halftime. In the second half, however, Team USA scored a pair of unanswered goals and picked up three points in Group G.

Alex Morgan scored two goals to lead the Americans and the team also got solid play from Lauren Cheney who had two shots on goal and Tobin Heath whose sharp ball-handling skills were key as the U.S. put the game on ice. Read more from Cheney and Heath from these previous Inspiring Athletes interviews:

A conversation with Lauren Cheney

A conversation with Tobin Heath

Read more from Heath in Chad Bonham’s book Glory of the Games which also features several other past and present Olympians including Shannon Miller, Tamika Catchings, Kevin Durant, Josh Davis, Dave Johnson and Ryan Hall.



Previous Posts

A conversation with NASCAR driver Blake Koch
Blake Koch has never been afraid of hard work. And that’s a good thing considering how difficult it is to break into NASCAR—especially when drivin

posted 12:00:48pm Aug. 25, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with NASCAR driver Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell has been quietly building confidence and a solid résumé over the past seven years. It hasn’t been the easi

posted 12:00:42pm Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Kevin Durant wins first career NBA MVP Award
On Tuesday, Kevin Durant won his first career NBA Most Valuable Player award. His acceptance speech has quickly become the source of great inspiration across the country. Dura

posted 12:00:26am May. 07, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with two-time Olympic bobsleigh athlete Elana Meyers
Elana Meyers was born into an Episcopalian family that later became Lutheran. More recently, she was baptized in a Baptist church. She’s also been known to attend non-denominational services. So Meyers really isn’t sure how to label her Christian faith. But the two-time Olympian and 2010 bron

posted 7:00:31pm Feb. 14, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with Olympic freestyle skier Nick Goepper
Action sports athletes are often pegged as rebellious, freewheeling and borderline reckless. Freestyle skier Nick Goepper certainly doesn’t dispute the stereotype. But what might surprise some is that there’s a strong remnant of Christians within the various winter disciplines. And as more ac

posted 12:00:40am Feb. 13, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.