Delran native and Rutgers graduate Carli Lloyd has scored twice in the U.S. women's soccer team's first two games - both victories that already advanced the Americans into the quarterfinal round. Here are her thoughts on the first days in London.
As it stands right now we are headed to the quarterfinals but we still have some business to finish. We need to beat North Korea so we can be placed first in our group.
I have been having the time of my life playing these past two games. Not only are we winning but we are scoring a lot of goals! I have added two to the score sheet. It's a great feeling but I still want to contribute more with goals and outstanding performances.
Since the games have started the days are flying by. The day after our games is a recovery day for the players who have played a lot and the others usually go to the field to train. Two days in between is not a lot of time to recover so it is very vital to make sure we are doing everything to get our legs back for the next game.
Today we are taking a 5-hour bus ride to our next venue, which is Manchester. I cannot believe I will be playing at Old Trafford. What an honor! I'm looking forward to it. It will be nice to have a change of scenery. I loved Glasgow but now a new venue and a new hotel. We will be on the move a lot now in the upcoming games.
My focus is solely on North Korea. Looking forward to it!