U.S. WNT Captain Christie Rampone Gives Birth To Second Daughter
Reece Elizabeth Rampone “Joins Team” at 7 Pounds, 2 Ounces
CHICAGO (March 9, 2010) – U.S. Women’s National Team captain Christie Rampone gave birth to her second daughter at 12:56 p.m. on March 6 as Reece Elizabeth Rampone came into the world at seven pounds, two ounces and 17-inches.
Rampone will now begin the process of regaining her fitness and is targeting a June return to her WPS Club, Sky Blue FC, as well as a possible return to the U.S. National Team this summer.
Rampone led the Sky Blue FC out of New Jersey to the inaugural WPS championship, guiding the team through the playoffs as the captain and the head coach while almost three months pregnant.
Rampone, 34, has played 216 times for the USA and captained the team to the 2008 Olympic gold medal in Beijing, China.
Rampone certainly has experience coming back from pregnancy. She took most of 2005 off to have her first child, daughter Rylie, who was born on Sept. 29 of that year. She made her return to the national team lineup just 112 days later against Norway at the Four Nations Tournament in China, starting and playing the first 67 minutes.
Rampone led the USA in minutes played in 2008, logging a team-record 3,066 during the calendar year and was tied for tops on the teams in matches played with 35.