REIMS, France — In the maze of tunnels and hallways beneath Stade Auguste-Delaune, Kelley O’Hara is speaking with the media about the United States’ World Cup opener. Her responses come as quickly as anyone would expect from a seasoned veteran who’s been through this perfunctory post-match routine between players and reporters on so many occasions.
However, following a question about what it meant to step on the field against Thailand after her recent battles with a recurring ankle injury, O’Hara reacts differently.
First, a pause — a small moment taken to herself. Then a nod, followed by a smile.
“Yeah, yeah,” said O’Hara. “Today felt good. It was nice. There was a lot of emotion associated with stepping on the field and being able to be here.”
The entire article is accessible only to members of The Equalizer Extra. Already a member? Awesome! Please sign in below. If not, you can sign up below.
Your accountSign in
/ 3 days ago
Anyone who has spent time with Gary Curneen has quickly realized he’s as...
/ 5 days ago
CARY, N.C. — Hailie Mace does not show a lot of emotion on the...
/ 6 days ago
There’s no doubt that the tone of U.S. Soccer has shifted significantly over the...