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It's almost as if it just feeds April Heinrichs ', april Heinrichs ''s a big personality both on and off the pitch and I think April Heinrichs ' honestly thrives in these moments. There's a never-say-die attitude, April Heinrichs ' loves and lives for those moments. April Heinrichs ''s a big-time player and the bigger the stage the more April Heinrichs ''s going to respond.
I think to be respectful to opponents is to play hard against opponents, i respect Thailand. I celebrate that they're here. For us, the players are excited and I said afterward when you go into a World Cup you can talk tactics, but it's about mentality, it is also about confidence, and so getting off on the right foot is important.
We are going to have some turnover on the National Team as we look towards the Rio Olympics and the next Women's World Cup in France, but that's always part of the natural evolution, it will be the job of the players and staff to keep up the world-class level of effort and intensity to meet the high. expectations of this program.
These are two talented teams with a lot of history and rivalry, and I think it will be a classic matchup, both teams have a lot of the same players from 2011, but that said, this is a different team on a different journey, and I know all 23 players and our staff are tremendously excited for this next challenge.
We're going to need a lot of bodies up there in Canada, out in the heat, and over the past six or seven months, we've been able to play a lot of players and give a lot players experience, i truly feel that we’ve vetted these players through this and feel truly confident and excited about the group we have.