USWNT vs Mexico VW CHAMP Player Honoree: Luna

July 1st International Friendly – USWNT v. Mexico – East Hartford, CT

Luna is a standout for her local soccer club, and after enduring a tough tackle in October 2020, she was left with hip pain. She then saw a specialist, where scans revealed that she had an inoperable tumor around her hip. Luna was ultimately diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. She has persevered by keeping active by continuing to play the sport she loves while going through extensive treatments. Whether it’s juggling a ball, or doing calisthenics, Luna is constantly finding creative ways to sharpen her skills while in the hospital for chemotherapy.

Through CHAMP on matchday, Luna will meet members of the U.S. Women’s National Team, including two-time FIFA World Cup champion, and Volkswagen Ambassador, Alex Morgan, who she cites as her personal hero and an inspiration during her recovery.