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The USA Women s Soccer Team did what the men couldn't in 2012...leave Music City on a high note.
"They showed that the girls soccer team is better than the guys team so girls can actually play soccer too," 13 year old Emily Sosnowski said. "I think we're actually better."
Sosnowki and her friends braved the cold Nashville air for a chance to see their role models, take on Scotland Wednesday at LP Field.
"I love the USA soccer team," Sosnowski said. "I love watching Alex Morgan, Hope Solo and Abby Wambach and Tobin Heath. I just love the USA team they're really awesome."
It was the first time the team played in Music City since 2004. On that occasion they beat Canada. Nine years later the players have changed but the team's success continues.
Eleven-year-old Abigail Williams says one of her favorite players is Abby Wambach, who was voted the best player in the world in January.
On Wednesday, Wambach became the only 8th player to make 200 appearances for team USA and inspired little Abigail to keep playing.
"I'm very excited because I play soccer too," Williams said.
The team is so good in fact, they've even become role models for the guys.
"It's great that they came down here," Ardlan Khalili said. "You can see a lot of people came out to support USA. It's just a great thing for Nashville."
Wednesday's game drew 14,224 fans, setting a record for the largest attendance at a women's soccer game in Tennessee history.
Wednesday, February 13 2013, 10:56 PM CST
Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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