Source: SB Nation article "Meet Sophia Smith, the 19-year-old phenom who’s the future of NWSL and the USWNT"
Initial Reaction: I think it is cool how Sophia Smith's combination of talents is so rare that the Portland Thorns were willing to give up a US national team player for her. The Portland Thorns are one of the best teams in the NWSL and for them to make such a big trade really shows that she must be a very special talent that is one of a kind.
Lesson: Being a good player inside (soccer IQ) and outside (physical skills) is super important and gets coaches attention, but how you handle yourself off the field impacts coaches final decisions!
Take-away: Work hard and follow your dreams!