July 22, 2004
Iceland (July 21, 2004) - When forward Manya Makoski was named to the 2004 U.S. Under-21 Nordic Cup Team, the good people in the U.S. Soccer Communications Department rejoiced. Not because we want to see Manya further her soccer career – which we certainly do – but because it meant more editions of "Manya’s Musings." The Arizona State junior checks in from New Jersey and Iceland, where the U.S. team is preparing to open play in the 14th annual Nordic Cup, the top competition in the world for U-21 women that is held every summer in a northern European country. The USA will be going for its unprecedented sixth straight Nordic Cup title.