Cup Of Joy: USA’s Victory Inspires Local Girls

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GRAND PRAIRIE — USA is number one! Yeah, the U.S. women’s soccer team took home the World Cup on Sunday, dominating Japan, 5 to 2!

Tournament MVP Carli Lloyd had an unforgettable game, scoring three goals in the first 16 minutes!

“I do all the right things on and off the field and just want to be a good role model to all the young kids,” Lloyd said after the game,  “Just to teach them the importance of doing the right things in order to accomplish your dreams.”

Here in DFW, seeing USA go all the way was a thrill ride for local girls.

“There’s been a lot of excitement about what’s going on,” said Kendall Keeter, Sports Director at the Grand Prairie YMCA. “A lot of kids talking about the games that have been going on.”

“We had the U.S. all around, had our faces painted.” said Tori Johnson an eighth grade soccer player, “It was just really fun to see them go all the way up there and to come back on Japan after four years.”

So has watching these super women become World Champs given these girls soccer dreams?

“I would be so happy if I actually made it up there to that stage of excellency,” Tori said.

“My soccer dream would be to go to the Finals!” said seven year old Jordan.

Some even have bigger plans than that!

“I’m going to be a doctor and a nurse and a teacher first and then I’m going to be a soccer player!” said seven year old Avery

Whoa! Sounds like a plan to us!

So while the ladies dominated up in Vancouver on Sunday, the future of U.S. Women’s Soccer just might have been kicking the ball around at the Grand Prairie Y on Monday.

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