As the U.S. WNT will of course not be together for the holidays after breaking camp on Tuesday, the team had its Holiday Party tonight and a merry time was had by all.
The focus of the party was the exchanging of Secret Santa gifts, spearheaded by master organizer Heather Mitts, but the festivities also included Christmas music, cookie decorating and of course a good helping of ugly sweaters (see above).
The players put a $20 limit on gifts, but it seemed that many played fast and loose with that "guideline" and there were many happy and sincerely appreciative WNT players who received gifts from teammates.
Stay tuned for some video, but for now, the WNT Blog brings you some of the images from the WNT Holiday Party.
Melissa Henderson and Alex Morgan toast with some egg nog
Heather Mitts got some swan slippers from her Secret Santa, Kelley O'Hara
Looks like Meghan Klingenberg liked her gift from Nicole Barnhart!
Kristie Mewis thanks Christine Nairn for some cool earrings
Infinity Scarves 'R Us
Heather O'Reilly and Rachel Buehler (notice the Santa earrings) frost some cookies
Christie Rampone's daughter Reece can't talk yet, but if she could, this is what she would say