In today’s conversation, I interview former professional soccer player, broadcaster for the Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League, and ACL Club founder, Jordan Angeli.
Jordan tore her ACL twice while at Santa Clara. She recovered and entered the professional level in her best form, earning herself multiple US National team call-ups. During her first game of the second season with the Boston Breakers, Jordan tore her ACL for the third time.
Somewhat unexpectedly, and three years later, Jordan opted to make another comeback playing with the Washington Spirit and Western New York Flash. In 2015, she opted to walk away from the game on her own terms.
Jordan is now pursuing her passion on the other side of the lines, as a broadcaster. She also runs the ACL Club, a club that provides support and resources for athletes recovering from ACL tears. I highly recommend checking out her website and her podcast Show Your Scars, where she interviews professional athlete about their own acl stories.
In our conversation Jordan talks about:
-why she proudly trained with a U11 girls team during her comeback form her 3rd ACL tear
-the goal she envisioned scoring in the World Cup with her fellow Colorado Rush Lindsey Horan, and how it came true in a different fashion
-what it was like being a 6 year senior at Santa Clara
-tools she used to help her manage her emotions while coming back from injury
-the hike that spurred her decision to walk away from playing professional soccer
-her go-to hairstyle for broadcasting
Enjoy my conversation with the passionate, connection-seeking Jordan Angeli
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