25 Sweaty Memories Every Soccer Girl Will Never Forget

    "Yes, I do run like a girl."

    1. Being proud of that strange yet cool soccer tan when it was time to wear a bikini.

    2. Getting your knees and ankles wrapped in fluorescent tape.

    3. Having to bail on Girl's Night Out because you had to get up for two-a-days.

    4. Showing off your insanely toned legs, but wondering where all your upper body strength went.

    5. And then trying to fit skinny jeans over your massive thighs.

    6. Discovering the pre-wrap headband hack.

    7. Watching everyone cheer way louder for the boys' soccer team like:

    8. Feeling like absolute death during conditioning, while all your other friends got to sleep in.

    9. And then exchanging bubble baths for ice baths.

    10. Hoping and praying your ponytail won't be used as a weapon against you.

    11. Relating to Viola in She's the Man.

    12. Getting hit in the vagina with a soccer ball for the first time.

    13. Ordering almost the whole menu when you went out with the girls.

    14. Getting insane bruises and soccer ball marks all over your legs.

    15. Thinking Mia Hamm was the baddest bitch around.

    16. Feeling super badass when you played a game in the rain.

    17. Feeling like your chest was being crushed after putting on a super supportive sports bra.

    18. Trying to be a lady at the end of games, but secretly hating every member of the opposing team.

    19. Getting your first card after protecting your girls.

    20. Being more excited about shiny new cleats than cute new heels.

    21. Seeing this when you wore shorts after the one time you forgot your shin guards:

    22. Getting practically a new hairdo every time the ball hit your head.

    23. Bailing on homecoming dates to be with your true love at practice.

    24. Huddling up together and looking down at everyone's cleats before the game.

    25. And finally, knowing you'll never have a group of girlfriends like you had with your soccer team.