There has been a lot of talk about the recent United States Women’s Soccer Teams third World Cup title. For those who didn’t know, it happened last Sunday. The team’s star players had a little bit more to say about how they got their win. A lot of prayer was involved with these players and thanks was to the Lord for getting them to the final. Tobin Heath, a Midfielder from Basking Ridge, N.J., had to problem sharing her love for God on social media throughout the tournament. Heath was raised in a Christian home where she discovered her faith in Jesus while playing for her college. She attended the University of North Carolina (UNC), according to the Baptist Press. She was active in Athletes for Actions and Champions for Christ during her time there.
“I can’t even imagine going through life without my relationship with Jesus. So much of it is me relying on Him and me needing Him, not just in those crazy circumstances but in the day-to-day activities. During that time at the World Cup, it was a roller-coaster ride, but it was neat just to see His hand on that. It’s more than just winning or losing. There are so many relationships that go deeper than that. He has a plan for it all. You have to trust that”.
Heath scored a goal Sunday as the women’s team handily defeating Japan 5-2. The New Jersey native is not the only American soccer player to express her faith in God. Goalkeeper Tim Howard and midfielder Clint Dempsey on the men’s United States soccer team has also spoken about their faith.