As key cogs of the Sky Blue FC, Australians Caitlin Foord and Lisa De Vanna are getting a crash course in the "never stop" mentality of American soccer. In turn, they want to strengthen their national team's style of play.
Lauren Jackson has done all she can to try to lead Australia to Olympic glory. But in a matchup most didn't expect to see until the gold-medal game, toppling Team USA in the semifinals is a tall order for the Aussies.
Rachel Dawson's recent 23-day trip to Australian and New Zealand with the U.S. national field hockey team yielded mixed competitive results -- and a new outlook. Dawson resolves to appreciate the journey, and share more with her teammates.