I would love to be a mum if I'm blessed to have children. My wife and I have those plans.
I would trade all the individual awards I've won for a World Cup.
It's a heavy burden to look up at the mountain and want to start the climb.
International friendlies, they mean something, but what you want is to play on the biggest stage, play under the lights.
As an athlete, you are literally programmed to endure a specific amount of pain.
The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.
During events like the World Cup and the Olympics, I tend to get really wrapped up in my own experience to stay focused, but it's like a bubble. I don't see much outside my own perspective.
I always wanted to be more validated as a human being, as a person, than I was as a player. I think that was a really hard balance for me.
When you're a pro athlete, life is very narcissistic - everything relates back to you and how you play. When you are getting out of pro sports, you suddenly have to get a little more mindful of what's going on around you and how you affect the rest of the world.
I know that I'll end up being a role model for many, many people out there for all kinds of reasons.
I'm not sure if I'm going to get into coaching. I'm sure I'll stay in soccer somehow.
When I look in the mirror, I don't see a person who's made the kind of impact that Mia Hamm made on the game. She's still my idol, the greatest player and the greatest teammate. She achieved so much in so many different ways. What she did for women's soccer can't be measured.
I really enjoy helping people out, and I enjoy time spent with kids.
I'm fiercely patriotic, and the flag and the anthem is something that I really, really respect.
I think, as you grow older, you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill.
I'm honestly not the kind of person who wants to step up to a podium, test the microphone and be like, 'Hey, I'm homosexual and this is who I am, hear me roar.' That's not who I am.
I want to reduce my risks as much as possible and hopefully be able to go to the World Cup fit, ready and healthy.
Whenever you get to win, you feel the satisfaction of all of your hard work, all the sacrifices, all the blood, sweat and tears. It feels right and makes you realise that you are really doing the right thing.
When I was in college, I learned to really take care of my body and figured out what works best for me and what doesn't work for me when it comes to my nutrition. That helped so much on the field because soccer is such a fitness-oriented game.
Your heart can only take you so far - sometimes the physical body tells you otherwise.
I've always been motivated more by negative comments than by positive ones. I know what I do well. Tell me what I don't do well.
My teammates have put me in all different kinds of positions to score goals, and I can't say it enough, and I really through and through believe it in my heart that I'm only as good as my teammates allow me to be.
As professional soccer players, we take our bodies to the extreme. We're the people at the gym that look like we're breaking the machines. Pushing our bodies to the limits is what makes us so strong and capable and Olympians. It's not an easy thing to consistently do over and over again to your body.
I want my legacy to be about the soccer, and if I can help people be happier in life in any capacity, awesome.
I think making the referee aware of a situation, there is nothing wrong with that.
We need to have women in more powerful positions that are making decisions, so when that 10-year-old girl is looking up and wondering, 'What can I do and what do I want to be when I get older?' She has the opportunity to do and be whatever she wants.
Having different people come together and be on a team and win a world championship is literally, I think, the definition of being American.
I'm not spending every second thinking about the World Cup, but it's always in my mind when I make choices and decisions.
Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me.
Any good attacker will always beat a defender who's face-marking you.
Forever, it was just soccer - passion, life, love. Then I got married, and I had to transfer some of my energy. I want to be my best for my country, but I also made a really big promise and choice to be the best in my marriage. That has not always been the easiest thing to manage.
I'm a pretty decent cook. I like to grill. I have a smoker that I love. I love me some steak. And I'll make a huge salad with a ton of vegetables.
My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and it's my goal and hope that in his lifetime there will be a cure for diabetes. There's no place better to give the money to than the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
At the most elite level, your nutrition becomes a lifestyle: it's not something you have to do when you're preparing for Olympic games or World Cup games - you just do it. You're more inclined to eat healthier because it's better for your muscles.
This might sound masochistic or narcissistic, I don't know, but when I'm not playing the game, the validations I feel about life are always through the hardships. I relate more to sadness, in a lot of ways, when I'm not playing.
I am going to change the world, and I'm talking to everybody in the possible world that I can get to that can help me to do that.
I want to do what I can to give the next generation of athletes added advantages in the game.
I have never once dribbled the whole field and scored a goal by myself.
Any little touch a defender can make on me when I'm in the air literally moves me. On the ground, I can use my muscle, but in the air, it's harder to fight that off.
Considering retirement is like skirting with the reality of what's to come, and I think that's why so many athletes decide to do more introspection at that point.
As soon as I started to realize that I could make a living playing professional soccer, I went to that place where I could torture myself because I knew it would make me better for the championship game.