Volkswagen Honoree Spotlight: Riley P.

USWNT vs. Jamaica, June 13, Houston, Texas

The Volkswagen Honoree Spotlight program is a collaboration between U.S. Soccer and VW to highlight children with a passion for the game. Today's VW Honoree is Riley P., who is six years old from Houston, Texas. Riley is the type of kid who makes sure that her teammates and peers are always happy and enjoying themselves. She is an incredibly compassionate teammate and has been known to offer other players a chance to play if they are sitting on the sidelines, giving up her spot so they can play.
Get to know Riley!

Who is your favorite U.S. Soccer player?
Samantha Mewis – because she has worked hard to earn her spot on the team and she has scored a lot of goals.

Why do you love soccer?

Because it helps you make new friends and helps me learn to be a better passer

What is the most important lesson you have learned from playing sports?

You need to be able to work with everyone on the team to get better

Who inspires you the most and why?

My soccer coach, who is also my dad, because even when I miss or have trouble he tells me “good job” and encourages me to try harder.


What do you want to be when you grow up?

A teacher.


What are you most excited to do this summer?

Doing my Team Green Running Camp.


What or who are you thankful for?

My family.