U.S. soccer player Christie Rampone plays for daughter

Christie Rampone, a soccer player for the U.S. women’s national team, may have taken the year 2005 off to give birth to daughter, Rylie Cate, almost 14 months, but she doesn’t regret one moment of it.
"It was tough, because I wasn’t ready to give up soccer yet, but at the same time, we wanted to start a family . . . And I was ok if I didn’t make it back, but I had to give it that shot. … And Rylie’s been the best thing that’s happened to me. So if soccer did take second place to that, then I was ok with that," she said. "To have Rylie with me, good day or bad day, I get to go home to her. Your outlook just changes a little bit. I’m playing for her as well as me, and the family. There’s just that much joy at the end of the day."
The 31-year-old and her husband, Chris, were married on November 9, 2001 with Rylie being born on September 29, 2005.

Source: Soccernet at ESPN

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