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Soccer's not a game that you can restrict players, especially creative players and players who have proven themselves at that level. ---->>>

I've known since I went to the national team when I was very young that I was a different bird. ---->>>

It's not like you make a decision and everything inside you is 100 percent happy. ---->>>

I can't pretend to be enjoying this. I can't pretend I'm enjoying going out there and playing this style. ---->>>

I think it's sad to me that I had to make a decision to not play the game that I feel like I'm best at and that I love. But if it was just about the game itself, I'd be there in a heartbeat. But that's not how the real world works.

I think it's sad to me that I had to make a decision to not play the game that I feel like I'm best at and that I love. But if it was just about the game itself, I'd be there in a heartbeat. But that's not how the real world works.

I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant. ---->>>

Coaches give you too much information. I've been allowed to develop that intuitive ability in my career and lifetime. ---->>>

I couldn't change who I am; I couldn't change the kind of player I am. ---->>>

I want to be the goal scorer and the play maker out there. I have been doing that all my life. ---->>>

My philosophy about the game, for instance, is that you have players out there who really do different things. ---->>>

I don't think the game should be perfect. It's 95 percent mistakes out there - you have to work with 10 players on your side and another 11 against you. It's a crazy, chaotic game. ---->>>

To be the key player in creating and scoring goals, that's what I take pride in, and the thing I know how to do best. ---->>>

But that in and of itself this past year was not a factor in what I did for the national team every time I stepped out there, or in training, or when I stepped out there in the WUSA. ---->>>

I'm not saying I didn't have ample time to recover, ample time to get to my best, I felt this year I did fine. When I stepped on the field for the national team, I was ready and able to make an impact, to score goals, to create chances. ---->>>

You can't ask every player to do the same thing. That's why we have amazing midfielders, defenders, forwards and keepers. You can't ask them to be of the same mold. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-23, 1972
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Occupation: Athlete
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Tiffeny Carleen Milbrett (born October 23, 1972) is an American retired professional soccer forward who was a longtime member of the United States women's national soccer team. A native of Oregon, she starred at the University of Portland where she scored a then school record 103 goals during her career (wikipedia)