If you’re a fan of women’s college soccer, you have reason to follow more than just the U.S. WNT at the upcoming London Olympics. That’s because some of our college stars are getting back to their international roots by playing for their home countries.
In other words, we’ll be competing against some of our own. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the familiar faces you’ll find on opposing squads.
Chelsea Stewart, UCLA
Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers
Odds Filigno and Stewart lead Canada past the U.S.: 15 percent. The Canadians did play us tough in our recent tune-up, but they’re in a tough Group F with Japan and Sweden. We wish the ladies luck, but it’s a long shot.
Team New Zealand
Rosie White, UCLA
Betsy Hassett, California
Odds White and Hassett lead New Zealand past the U.S.: About the same as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes getting back together … not good.
Natalia Gaitan, Toledo
Liana Salazar, Kansas
Orianica Velasquez Herrera, Indiana
Odds this group leads Colombia past the U.S.: Hahahaha!
Having said that, congrats to all the ladies for representing their countries. See ya in the fall.