There are moments in life that stand out among the rest and summer of 2006 was one of them. Briefly describing a trip that literally changed my perspective of life is challenging at best. This international tournament representing the United States was the closest to fulfilling my dreams of playing in the Olympics. Ten days of creating so many memories playing soccer against other countries, placing in the tournament, culture, shopping, beaches, bike rides, canal boat rides, friendships and sightseeing…..It was a trip of a lifetime! I would love to go back and experience this great city again!