What They're Saying: Natalia Staude

“Seeing Kate on the field, just go down, and then all the other girls, hearing about them, it took a toll on all of us. Personally, I was very devastated. We know how much we all work on this and how much time they put into it. To see that taken away from them is very hard to cope with.”

-- U.S. U-17 women's national team defender Natalia Staude on fellow defender Kate Wiesner, who was lost for the U-17 Women's World Cup with a torn ACL after the USA qualified for the finals. Kennedy Wesley and Wiesner, both with 30-plus U-17 caps, tore their ACLs within two weeks of each other after midfielder Croix Bethune suffered the same injury late in qualifying. Also lost due to injury: forward Lia Godfrey). (USSoccer.com)
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