I couldn't have been a great goalkeeper without power, agility and quickness.
Being responsible and taking care of your body is truly how you make your pay cheque, how you excel and succeed in your lifelong goals, so for me it's just an everyday lifestyle.
I carry my iPod everywhere. My favorite group is the John Butler Trio, an Australian jam band. The lead singer and guitarist writes amazing lyrics.
There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment - you can truly be yourself.
When I did 'Dancing With the Stars,' everyone in Hollywood was saying I had too much muscle.
I think the concept of seeking fame and fortune in women's football in the States is a bit idyllic. Look at all the teams in America that have folded, and the leagues.
I think the concept of seeking fame and fortune in women's football in the States is a bit idyllic.
My life goes in four-year cycles. The World Cup is every four years and the Olympics are every four years.
My father was never around. But I glorified my father, and I was always daddy's little girl. He was my first soccer coach.
I played in Europe and it was a great experience, not just because of my team-mates and the coaches we had, but from the fans and the city itself - I played in Gothenburg and I played in Lyon and soccer was everywhere.
I never felt the same passion for the game in the States and there were a lot of headaches, a lot of obstacles to overcome - it didn't just run itself for the love of the game because soccer is not the No. 1 sport as it is in Europe.
I've had marriage proposals, invitations to military balls and even a few prom offers from 18-year-old boys.
I've always been a fan of Justin Timberlake.
Athletes are extremists. When they're training, it's laser focus.
I think people who don't have conflict in their lives are just trying to please people and not really living life to the fullest.
I need a life outside of soccer. So I very much welcome, you know, new love interests and dating and friends and family.
When the Olympics and World Cups come around, that's when you see the real outpouring of support that there really is for female football.
I've learned that winning isn't everything, and it's more about the journey. But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal.
You can predict all you want, but everybody knows what predictions get you.
I usually tell people I watch like '24' and 'Prison Break.'