2012 olympics qualifiers

anonymous asked:

examples of games where the team would have lost by like 5 goals if it wasnt for hope?

Where do I begin….. 

A few off the top of my head:

  • France, Rio Olympics 2016. That game where Hope and Tobin where the only players to show up, Hope got her historic 200th cap, and Hope made at least six saves to secure the 1-0 win.
  • Brazil, Beijing Olympics 2008.  The comeback. Hope blocked a volley of Brazilian shots including her legendary point-blank save against Marta which audibly hit her arm so hard everyone thought it hit the post and I’m still surprised her hand wasn’t broken. 1-0 win.
  • France, SheBelieves Cup 2016. The one with the defensive mess in front of goal where Carli almost scored an OG and Hope’s soul left her body for a minute. 1-0 win.
  • Germany, WWC 2015. Hope psyched out Sasic and caused her to miss her PK – the first time any German player missed a PK in a WC. I honestly believe Sasic would have made that had it been any another other GK. Hope was also the first person to comfort JJ over the PK. 2-0 win.
  • France, Algarve Cup 2015. Hope literally made five saves, so. 2-0 win.
  • France, London Olympics 2012. AKA the one where they were down 2-0 by the first half…. And ended up winning 4-2. You can’t come back from a deficit like that without a steely defense, and you have to credit Hope for that. She always anchored the backline.
  • Brazil, WWC 2011. Crazy game. Questionable Refereeing. A penalty nightmare. Hope got a yellow and still saved the day. 5-3 victory.
  • Canada, Olympic Qualifiers 2012. That absolutely legendary save from Hope in the first half. 2-1 victory.
  • Australia, International Friendly 2012. I could swear Hope was the only part of the defense that got off the bus that day. She denied De Vanna a hattrick and was pretty much the only reason this was a victory and not a mauling. A 2-1 win that could’ve easily gone something like 4-1 to Australia.

Ali Krieger had a pulmonar embolism that caused multiple mini-heart attacks.
Ali Krieger tore her ACL on the 2012 Olympics qualifier.
Ali Krieger had a serious head concussion 2 months before the 2015 World Cup.

Still, Ali Krieger came back every time even better and stronger.

She says she wants to keep playing for many more years as long she keeps enjoying the game.

Don’t doubt that she can and will be back in the Olympic games to get her medal.

Don’t doubt Ali Krieger.
Her name isn’t Warrior for nothing.

Ali Krieger

Gender: Female

DOB: 28 July 1984

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: German-Italian

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Alexandra Blaire Krieger is an American soccer player and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. Primarily a defender, she is a member of the United States women’s national soccer team and currently captains the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, the highest division of women’s soccer in the United States. She first appeared for the United States national team at the 2008 Four Nations Tournament during a match against Canada on January 16, 2008. She has since made 93 total appearances for the team.

Krieger has represented the United States at two FIFA Women’s World Cups: 2011 in Germany and 2015 in Canada. She was part of the defense that held opponents scoreless for a record 540 minutes and helped lead the United States to become 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. She started in all seven matches for the United States in the 2015 tournament, and she played every minute of all six United States matches at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2012, Krieger sustained a serious knee injury during the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament and did not recover in time to be selected to the 2012 Olympic Team.

Before joining the Washington Spirit in 2013, Krieger played professional soccer for the Washington Freedom, 1. FFC Frankfurt of Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga, and Tyresö FF of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan. During her five years with FFC Frankfurt, she won the UEFA Women’s Champions League and was the only player on the United States women’s national team that played overseas.


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