“I’ve been praying about it for a couple years now and really just this last year, it was so clear to me,. … I knew that I wanted to give my all to the World Cup … and I feel like I did that. Even if we wouldn’t have won, I felt very comfortable in my decision. I feel like God had led me to that decision, so I was ready either way.”
– Lauren Holiday, on her decision to retire at 27, when she is in her prime. She was quoted by Jeff Kassouf for NBC Sports.