US Soccer team captain Christie Rampone is also competing in her fourth Olympics this year. Mom to Rylie, 6, and Reece, 2, Rampone is the only mother on the team and has learned how to balance her hectic training schedule and her family. She said:
I try not [to] control everything, and focus more on the important things. I do my best to be there for my daughters, always trying to stay ahead of what needs to be done. And I work with our fitness coach, Dawn Scott, to make sure I am going in the right direction with my training and diet. At the end of the day, I cannot force things with my kids or my training for the Olympics. I do the best I can with both and try to prioritize so the things that truly matter are covered. Whether I am training or being a mom, my focus is always 100 percent. I stay in the moment, always. Having an equal balance with both motherhood and the US Women’s Olympic Football Team helps me as a mother and being a captain.