One Team Got Gold, The Other, Silver

It wasn't clear until the final minute who would win.
U17 Ponte Verde Team - 2012 Disney/ESPN Soccer Champs
Girls U17 Soccer Gold Medal
U17 Girls Soccer Trophy, January 3, 2012

You know the drill, there is only one team that wins the championship. Only one team that carries the trophy. There’s no shame in second, but there’s also very little glory.

And it was interesting to know that every girl except the goalie was on the team I watched last year. Couldn’t believe it. The teamwork, skill and sheer hustle was transformational. I told Katie (16) this and she understood. I also congratulated her on kicking the winning goal.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.