As I’m sitting at the airport waiting to board my final plane to home, it’s hard to believe that this is all over. After a long 48 hours of traveling I am exhausted. It was really hard saying bye to my teammates after I have lived and grown with them this past month through this amazing journey. Goodbyes were filled with many hugs and tears. I’ve promised all of them that we will keep in touch through Facebook and Skype! This truly was an experience of a lifetime and I am fortunate enough to have shared it with such a wonderful staff and teammates. We have not only grown as soccer players, but as people too. Losing in the quarterfinals was tough, but we are all looking forward to training for the next u20 World Cup and want to make our country proud. Go Canada!!
Last night we lost to Korea DPR 2-1 in the quarterfinals with all three goals being scored in the second half. We scored our goal with 10 minutes remaining, which gave us that extra push to keep going until the final whistle. It was a long and hard fought battle, and we are all holding our heads high as we leave this morning. I can't be more proud to be Canadian, and I know there will be more to come in my future for representing Canada women's soccer.
Just a quick update. We play North Korea at the 8km Stadium tomorrow with kickoff set for 5:00 pm local time (7:48 am EDT on ESPN3). These past four days we have been preparing mentally and physically for this match and we are going to go out and leave it all out on the field. Below is a picture of the stadium for our quarterfinal match.