Posts tagged pia sundhage
She may be behind a different team on the sidelines now, but we still love Pia Sundhage who just released a single in Sweden, “Follow Me Through the Winter.”
The track is a song originally written by Sundhage’s nephew and performed by her for her brother’s sixtieth birthday party, but a small record label heard it, liked it, and thought it was time for the Swedish National Team coach to go pro.
She told the Swedish site fotbollskanalen.se:
I thought “oh my God, when you get to a real artist who can this stuff and who is good at singing,” but the record company representative insisted. He said there was much emotion and passion in the song and I conveyed it in a good way.
So give it a listen, it’s actually pretty good.
(With thanks to Grant Wahl on Twitter)
YouTube user heyyrebeccasuee was at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Wednesday night and captured the entire farewell to Pia Sundhage on camera.
The video, the singing, the victory lap. Go ahead, watch it and just try not to cry. You will fail.
The US Women’s National Team had a special public farewell to departing coach Pia Sundhage this past Sunday at the Home Depot Center following their victory over Australia.
Christie Rampone and the rest of the team gave Sundhage a Taylor guitar, signed in gold Sharpie by all of the players. Naturally, she put it to use right away, serenading the crowd with a bit of Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog.”
Pia Sundhage is an avid music lover whose impromptu serenades are now quite famous. She sang Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” at the Olympic gold medal match and Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song” at a World Cup press conference last summer.
For us LGBT people, it’s an important moment to remember that the out coaches are as important as the out athletes.
She very well may be right. After all, I’m finding this is the first post on this site I’ve tagged with her name. As a community we tend to give a great deal of attention on the out athletes (as well as give those like Matthew Mitcham plenty of ogling.)
But coaches such as Sundhagen and Team GB’s Hope Powell go far too often overlooked in all of the hoopla over the athletes. After yesterday’s incredible win, it’s more than appropriate to say “Congratulations, Pia!”
The full post is at SBNation.com