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10MA TOPICS! [GUAM FA] Strategy, 'playing with heart' highlighted in Guam's 3-2 win

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March 30, 2019

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[March 30, 2019 - Hong Kong] Lessons learned from Match Day 1 combined with coaching strategy and a renewed focus on playing with heart contributed to Guam’s 3-2 win over the Northern Mariana Islands in Day 2 of the Jockey Club Girls International Youth Invitational Football Tournament 2019 in Hong Kong.

With NMI leading 2-1 at halftime, Guam’s team made a stronger push with refinements in technique and strategy to pull together two goals for the victory.

“The girls played our way today; we gave them key reminders of our playing style at half time – they trusted us and they trusted each other, and the result was a composed well-executed second half with two goals,” said Guam’s Head Coach, Maggie Phillips via text. “In (Friday’s) team meeting, we had some very special moments with the girls discussing what a rivalry is and what it means to truly play with your heart and not just your head. The girls know our playing style; they know what we want – I wanted them to remember why they play......


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