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I got underneath the sheets to go to sleep, ... and there`s a `W sign. Oh well. Cat`s a minister`s daughter. And she`s from the south.

I first met her in probably 1994, ... The (national) team was going through this transition of getting more support, yet contractually we didn`t have a lot of say. ... I had this incredible meeting with Billie Jean King, this all-day roundtable discussion, and the theme of the day was, look, if you want things to change, you`ve got to do it yourself.

The greatest lesson (the Germans) learned over here was our mentality, and they took that back to the German team. I don`t think that`s a negative. I think that`s a positive. I think the game grows because of it.

They`re playing in their home country against one of the top teams in the world. We`ve always tried to maintain the philosophy of, you can`t look too far ahead or you`re going to shoot yourself in the foot by doing that, so we`re just focusing on that first round.

I first met her in probably 1994. The (national) team was going through this transition of getting more support, yet contractually we didn`t have a lot of say. ... I had this incredible meeting with Billie Jean King, this all-day roundtable discussion, and the theme of the day was, look, if you want things to change, you`ve got to do it yourself.

I think the challenge is keeping (women`s sports) consistently in the public`s eye, and not with just every Olympics, or not just every World Cup. It shouldn`t be a four-year affair. It should be something that is continuous. I think that`s the next step for women`s sports: being an everyday presence.

It wasn`t just that we were together; we were truly a family. There was always laughter.

What, is he on drugs? ... Or on my payroll?

If we could only clone her, we`d be winners forever. It makes you shake your head about how she can continue to do what she has done for so many years.

She hasn`t gotten the recognition that she`s deserved for what she`s given to this sport. She has been the foundation of our team for so long.


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