I Get To Play

I GET TO PLAY TODAY!!!!!! I sat at my computer for a few minutes trying to find the right way to say this, but it really is this simple. For the first time since October of last year, I get to do what I absolutely love– I get to play.  I get to pull that jersey over my head, USA across the left side of my chest, RAPINOE across my shoulders, and play for my country– in the OLYMPICS! Of course, with everything thing that I have overcome this year it is very special, but no matter what you go through, injuries or not, struggles or not, being an Olympian is an incredible and special experience.I know there will be some rust that needs to be dusted off and some kinks to work out, but I am just ready to be out there again.  I can’t wait to sing the national anthem, take the pitch, feel the first beads of sweat (since we are in Manaus it’s more like 1 million more beads of sweat!) yell at the ref because there is no way that was a foul on me, chase down a ball, connect a pass, and take a corner!Anyways, enough from me! Get your popcorn, drinks, and American tank tops on people, we got a Pinoe Party on our hands! GO AMERICA!