The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.
Sometimes when you fail, it allows you the opportunity to grow more motivation and get more intense about your training.
I think there's so much emphasis on body image and results and outcome, but really what you should be after is to be healthy and to feel good about yourself.
It's a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb.
My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it's my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There's no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
During events like the World Cup and the Olympics, I tend to get really wrapped up in my own experience to stay focused, but it's like a bubble. I don't see much outside my own perspective.
A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.
Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me.
I think that in order to get better as an athlete and to see whatever kind of results you're after, you have to make goals. Whether you write them down or tell someone about them, it's important to set goals for yourself in order to achieve any kind of success.
Having different people come together and be on a team and win a world championship is literally, I think, the definition of being American.
I've always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don't do well.
The minute you step off that podium is the minute you start preparing for the next world championship. That's kind of how I work. You celebrate for a brief moment, then you move on.
I think making the referee aware of a situation, there is nothing wrong with that.
As an athlete, you are literally programmed to endure a specific amount of pain.
The truth is, I've been on a team my whole life. I'm the youngest of 7, so I've been training to be an athlete my whole life.
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