Women’s World Cup success inspiring young soccer players

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SAN DIEGO -- The minute the World Cup was secured by the American women, Jordan Delcampo had an urge to go out and kick the ball and work on her game.

And she wasn't the only one.

Girls all over San Diego County felt inspired after the U.S. beat Japan by a 5 -2 score on Sunday.

The game was watched by millions of people including members of the Riptide Soccer Club, which trains at Liberty Station.

At practice, late Monday afternoon, team members talked about the game and dreamed of playing in a World Cup themselves.

"I think it's really inspiring to all young women soccer players, it's like there's a future ahead of us, keeps us going to do what we love to do," said Kambrya Goldstein, a Riptide Soccer Club member

Her teammate, Julia Espinosa, said soccer offers a wonderful opportunity to grow as a player and a person.

"I was able to find my place and figure out who I am through soccer," said Espinosa.

More young women are expected to pick up the game as a result of the USWNT success.

"It's going to open up and motivate young players to continue to grow and play soccer in the U.S.," said Michael Ndoumbe, Director of Coaching with the Riptide Soccer Club.

Nbounda had advice for parents looking to enroll their girls in the sport.

"Take kids to YMCA or AYSO just to get them familiar with the game, after one or two years, as they're getting better and excelling, take it to next step getting involved with youth soccer," said Ndoumbe.