The Result Isn’t Always What is Important

The Result Isn’t Always What is Important

I’ve been trying for a week now to put into words exactly what it has been like to be on this journey with the Darfur United men’s soccer team, and the only word I can come up with to describe it is amazing. These men are fighters and have a never give up attitude....
We Believe in Each Other

We Believe in Each Other

Sometimes it’s more than just skill that makes someone a great player. Attitude, ability, and leadership are just a few of the things to be considered. And while many of the men at tryouts possessed one or two of these qualities, I feel that I have chosen the top...
With Great Honor Comes Great Responsibility….

With Great Honor Comes Great Responsibility….

I’m not entirely sure how to put the past few days into words. It’s been an emotional roller coaster with incredible results. Today we held a meeting with all the players and Gabriel said to them, “with great honor comes great responsibility.” When he said it, I...
For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game

“Love the game. Love the game for the pure joy of accomplishment. Love the game for everything it can teach you about yourself. Love the game for the feeling of belonging to a group endeavoring to do its best. Love the game for being involved in a team whose...
Waiting in Anticipation

Waiting in Anticipation

We have finally made it to the East and tryouts are set to begin at 6:00 am tomorrow morning! I am super excited and also really nervous. Let me explain the nervous part. I am a Southern girl with a thick twangy accent. Not only is there already a language barrier,...