Just days after the Stoneman Douglas massacre in Parkland, Florida, the U.S. women's national soccer team traveled to Orlando to play England. Before the game, the entire stadium took a moment to remember the victims, one specifically - Alyssa Alhadeff. Alyssa, a freshman at Stoneman Douglas, was a member of the high school's soccer team and was a huge fan of USWNT member Alex Morgan.
The team honored Alyssa on the stadium screens as her family and teammates stood in the stands. The national team presented each of Alyssa's family members and teammates with a national team jersey with her name and number on it. After the game, members of the U.S. soccer team spent time with the Parkland attendees and signed jerseys.
According to Alyssa's coach, "She was the voice of our team. She was a leader, not just by what she said, but also by the character. She lead the team on and off the field." It was a special moment for a community reeling from traumatic loss.
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