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Seton senior shares experience of attending World Cup

With the US Women's National Team set to take on Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday, one local athlete will be watching from home, a view drastically different than the one she had for the semifinals. Seton senior Meghan Nally and members of her travel soccer team traveled to Montreal to see the US beat Germany 2-0. They're seats were in the first five rows along the goal line.

Nally has been a diehard team USA fan for years and has had the privilege of meeting several of the players at various soccer clinics. For her, to attend the game was a dream come true, and for made even more special being a part of the "American invasion" of Montreal.

"It was just unbelievable because everyone there was just as big of a fan as you were so they were all really into the game too," she said. "Everywhere you looked it was just red, white, and blue. We walked around Old Montreal before the game and there were just a ton of American fans and you'd be like 'oh hey,' and they'd wave back to you. Before we even walked in there were people on the metro chanting 'USA,' it was awesome."

Nally and her teammates flirted with the idea of driving out to Vancouver for the Finals, but ultimately decided it was just too far. She, like the rest of us will have to settle for watching it on television. The Finals will be played Sunday at 7:00 and can be found on Fox 40.