1. Being proud of that strange yet cool soccer tan when it was time to wear a bikini.

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2. Getting your knees and ankles wrapped in fluorescent tape.

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This pink tape means I’m a total badass…or rapidly aging…

3. Having to bail on Girl’s Night Out because you had to get up for two-a-days.

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4. Showing off your insanely toned legs, but wondering where all your upper body strength went.

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Who wears short shorts?

5. And then trying to fit skinny jeans over your massive thighs.

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6. Discovering the pre-wrap headband hack.

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This. Is. EVERYTHING.

7. Watching everyone cheer way louder for the boys’ soccer team like:

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So, like…we can play too.

8. Feeling like absolute death during conditioning, while all your other friends got to sleep in.

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Oxygen

Brb, lying in my bed until I can feel my legs again.

9. And then exchanging bubble baths for ice baths.

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10. Hoping and praying your ponytail won’t be used as a weapon against you.

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Don’t even think about it.

11. Relating to Viola in She’s the Man.

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DreamWorks

All you needed was Channing Tatum to fall in love with you.

12. Getting hit in the vagina with a soccer ball for the first time.

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What a wonderful world we live in.

13. Ordering almost the whole menu when you went out with the girls.

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NBC

It’s that soccer metabolism I guess.

14. Getting insane bruises and soccer ball marks all over your legs.

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Nothing like a good soccer ball branding.

15. Thinking Mia Hamm was the baddest bitch around.

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“My coach said I ran like a girl. I said if he could run a little faster, he could too.” BOSS.

16. Feeling super badass when you played a game in the rain.

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Yeah, nbd, I just came from an insane game.

17. Feeling like your chest was being crushed after putting on a super supportive sports bra.

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How else can I sprint back and forth without my boobs flopping EVERYWHERE.

18. Trying to be a lady at the end of games, but secretly hating every member of the opposing team.

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Why would you EVEN THINK I would want to congratulate you on winning?

19. Getting your first card after protecting your girls.

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Did she deserve it? Maybe.

20. Being more excited about shiny new cleats than cute new heels.

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So many colors, so little time.

21. Seeing this when you wore shorts after the one time you forgot your shin guards:

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IT WAS ONE TIME.

22. Getting practically a new hairdo every time the ball hit your head.

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It’s not like I JUST put my hair up.

23. Bailing on homecoming dates to be with your true love at practice.

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It’s a complicated relationship.

24. Huddling up together and looking down at everyone’s cleats before the game.

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There’s nothing better.

25. And finally, knowing you’ll never have a group of girlfriends like you had with your soccer team.

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