“The opportunity to work with Heath stands out as something extra special, though.”
“Rodman lights up when talking about Heath’s dribbling prowess.”
“Toone also credits US forward Tobin Heath for her development.”
Sophia Smith, Trinity Rodman, Ella Toone, some of the most brilliant promises of women’s football future. After Horan, Pugh and recently also Beth Mead, these young players too have voiced what Tobin Heath has meant for them growing up in this environment. I feel like these bits of admiration come out quite randomly, quietly, away from the big headlines. Because that’s exactly how Tobin lives, works and evidently inspires. She’s not a captain and she has never embraced her popularity, so when they talk about the players who inspired and changed the face of women’s football even off he field, less than rarely they mention Tobin Heath.
But since the very beginning, as soon as she stopped being just a rookie or the New Kid, she accepted the responsibility that comes from success and fame and she started giving back what she felt she had received. Many times she doesn’t even do it knowingly, she doesn’t do it with big speeches or fancy gestures, it’s just the way she plays on the field and lives her life outside of it.
In Paris, she saw a young girl home-sick, afraid and deeply bullied and she just reached to her; when the USWNT called this college kid and then Portland drafted her, she just shared her experienced freely, she made herself available for any advice she could give. She talks when no one else outside a locker room can hear her, she works when no one is watching. She doesn’t stand on the platform, she’s the one building it.
Tobin Heath leads by example. Her voice can be so loud sometimes. If only you know how to listen to it.
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She's taking a trip on her own ... Seem spiritual...
Edit : She is really talking about el Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain... after some research, el Camino only mean Santiago de Compostela... I mean I'm french and even in France we sometimes call it el Camino, keeping it Spanish ...
She's very brave 😍
And I hope she has hiking boots in her bag cause el Camino in slides ? 😅
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