The United States Women’s National Team had special guests attend Friday’s training session at Red Bull Arena. Members of the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and Army were each paired with a #USWNT player or member of the coaching staff.
Each player and coach was then recognized for his or her commitment to service and gifted a personalized dog tag. Each personalized dog tag was coupled with the ID tag of a member of the Armed Forces to show the mutual support and respect between these two groups of inspiring individuals.
Seventeen-year-old Courtney Wagner also came to Friday’s training session. Wagner was diagnosed with Brain Cancer and given a prognosis of just eighteen months to live. Now four years later, Wagner continues her fight against Brain Cancer while boasting an unbelievably positive and courageous outlook.
Earlier this year Wagner was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about her passion for soccer and the #USWNT. Abby Wambach and the team recorded a special message:
Wagner will be in the crowd on Saturday for the final Send-Off Series match against Korea Republic.