Exclusive Interview with Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Exclusive Interview with Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year

For the July issue of Amplified Soccer Athlete magazine, we had the opportunity to work with Brianna Pugh to get an exclusive interview with her sister, 2014-15 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year and 2016 UCLA top recruit, Mallory Pugh. We got an inside look at her career to date, decision to go to college instead of play in Europe, the overall recruiting process and more. Below is a sample of that interview.

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From the War Zone – The Soccer Game That Changed Lives in Afghanistan

From the War Zone – The Soccer Game That Changed Lives in Afghanistan

What happens when very different nations come together to play the world’s favorite game? Jamie Reidy learns about peace-building from a few soccer-loving American service members. - On a morning in December 2004, U.S. Army Major Suzy Mitchem got a strange phone call at her desk in Afghanistan. An eleven-year veteran of the JAG Corps, she was serving as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the Combined Joint Task Force 76 at Bagram Airfield, twenty-five miles north of Kabul in the eastern part of the country. On the phone, a representative from the base’s Host Nation Relations’ office told her she would have a visitor late that afternoon.

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