The day Pia Sundhage opened her first camp as the U.S. women's national team's new coach, I thought I was the only media member there. Then the team's press officer called me over to a different area to conduct player interviews and I realized Billy Witz was also at the practice.
We talked a bit about how it seemed that women's soccer had become big news for a short while, but somehow, that hadn't lasted to generate much press interest on how the team was doing now.
I also talked briefly to the team's security officer. "It's nothing like the days of Mia - wow, the screaming in those days was incredible," he told me.
I'm sure that in some ways, the players might welcome a break from some of the negative publicity they received for a while, but there's a flip side to the media moving on to other stories.