In an effort to learn a bit about Boston Breakers' star defender, Alex Scott, I visited her blog, which appears on Foxsports.com.
Upon listening to Scott tell the tale of her first WPS goal, several things become readily apparent.
First off, Alex Scott is from Great Britain and not only speaks with a British accent, but clearly writes with one as well.
"So a sweet through ball that I ran onto, I could here (sic) Kelly Smith screaming for it in the box. I do not know why I chose to ignore her because if you have Kelly screaming for the ball, of all players you want to pass the ball to, it would be her because you know she can create magic".
Chip, chip mate. Bloody good stuff.
Second, Scott is still pretty stoked about her second half score last week against the Washington Freedom.
"But for once I thought WHY NOT (shoot as opposed to pass) and I smacked that small piece of leather that we call a soccer ball (football if you are reading this back home) and it flew into the back of the net... YEAH!!!!!"
And third, she is the type of player who likes to give credit where credit is due, as opposed to heaping the accolades upon her own shoulders.
"Tony told me at half time I was making good runs and to keep on doing it, so that's all I did, no major change to my game. In the 49th minute, the ball got played into Latham, who like always holds the ball up well. I overlapped down the right and she found me with a sweet through ball."
As we say in my house...my kinda gal. "Tis better to give than to receive."