File this one under the “Feel-good stories of the year” category.
Last year, Angie Scoma tragically lost her mom to cancer. A soccer nut, Scoma plays for the Mustang Fury U13 side in Danville, Calif., and next season she’ll make the step up to their ECNL side for the first time. Naturally, as a young player in America, Scoma is also an enormous Alex Morgan fan. Posters, fatheads, the whole nine yards. Stash that fact away.