Accompanied by her good friend and fellow teammate Casey Short, Williams squeezed in her live chat following the USA’s final fitness testing session in sunny California and before the WNT’s afternoon training session – it is January Camp with two-a-days after all!
Williams was joined by Casey Short (pictured), who just like her, made her debut for the WNT this past October.
After being called into senior camp for the first time back in October 2016, Williams and Short have both earned four caps for the WNT, playing in the final four matches of the year. In her debut on Oct. 19 against Switzerland, Williams scored 49 seconds after entering the match as a second-half substitute, becoming the 20th WNT player all-time to find the back of the net in her first cap.
For her part, Short also made her debut on Oct. 19, and has started all four matches the WNT has played since, recording all 90 minutes in three of those games.
The North Carolina Courage forward answered a variety of question ranging from her favorite TV shows (Quantico!), to how she is sure her teammate Tobin Heath will probably nutmeg her soon enough.
Williams also revealed that she has a fear of the water (Jaws scarred her for life), while Short is allergic to seafood.
Most importantly, as a pair of players trying to break into the competitive U.S. WNT, they talked about the nerves that you feel during your first camp and the excitement that follows when you realize you are playing with the best in the world.
“Everyone is so friendly and supportive. It’s a tough environment to come into but everyone has been so welcoming. [We were] definitely nervous to come into camp, but once you start touching the ball and making the first run, you realize – I know how to play soccer, I can do this.”
Watch the full live chat below and stay tuned to the U.S. Soccer Facebook page for more Live events during the WNT’s January Camp.