Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The End of a Journey

Yesterday, we arrived back home with mixed emotions: we are very happy to return home yet we are sad that this great journey has come to an end.

On Sunday we attended the World Cup final between USA and Japan. It was an amazing experience to be able to see the match in the stadium, especially since this is a game that will be remembered for a long, long time. This match demonstrated to the world the beauty, organization, strategy, and athleticism of two very tough opponents. This match was packed with excitement: USA scored, Japan equalized, USA scored, Japan equalized. The winner was decided with kicks from the penalty mark with Japan as the victor. Women's football has a new world champion. Though we are a bit sad that Team USA did not win, we were happy to see that the USA players gave it their all and fought hard until the very end.

We are proud and honored to be a part of US Soccer and have had this great opportunity to represent US Soccer at the World Cup. We are thankful for all the support, emails, and messages we received from friends and family throughout the tournament. We have been really happy to be able to share the experience of this journey with you.

We are also very thankful for Official Sports International and their generous sponsorship. Thank you!!!!


  1. Great job by the whole REF team. Marlene is the one I know but we followed all of you and the blog was so good. Mike Garcia from Huntington Beach

  2. All of you did a good job, of course as a referee I would it love for you to officiate the finals, but it is what it is.

    US Referee Connection


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