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"It's always great to see fans come to the airport and welcome us," Morgan said. "It's been a very long time since we've been in Nashville. I personally have never been here before so just seeing from the airport I can tell we're going to have a good crowd."
The team flew in from Jacksonville where they beat Scotland 4-1 on Saturday. Many of the more experienced players like Wambach have traveled all over the world but say hometown fans like these are the best.
"When you step off a plane and step into a new city it's a different feel, Wambach said. "Especially in Nashville, it s such a close community, it's Music City so we're really excited to be here, represent our team and hopefully give the fans something to cheer about."
Wambach was voted the best female player in the world last month, but says the team's gold medal win in London means more to her than personal glory.
"To be able to represent your country, to come back with a gold medal is something that you never forget," Wambach said. "It's something that you're very proud of and hopefully someday you show your kids the gold medal and hopefully they think you re cool for it."
The team's fan base has exploded since the gold medal run, and Morgan says it's proof soccer and women's sports in general have come a long way in the U.Ss.
"I think people saw a different side to us than sometimes they see in other sports," Morgan said. "They saw our personalities, they saw how selfless we were for the team's success and so you can see a lot of people coming out to our games supporting us."
The U.S. Women's Soccer team is scheduled to play Scotland at 7:00 p.m. CST at LP Field.
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Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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