Women’s World Cup Photos: USA vs. Nigeria

First US Women’s National Team match? Check.

First World Cup match? Check.

First time setting off an alarm while crossing the border back into the US? Unfortunately, also check!

On June 16th I went up to Vancouver, BC to shoot the USA vs. Nigeria Group Stage match in the Women’s World Cup. The match itself was not the most exciting of matches. Abby Wambach’s lone goal just before halftime was all they needed to secure their spot in the Round of 16. But of course I was happy for the win!

I am hoping to photograph the Quarterfinal match that will be in Vancouver next weekend. Which teams will be playing is undetermined at the time I’m writing this, but I don’t really care. I’ll go no matter what.

One thing is for sure, as I hand off my passport at the border on the way back into the States, I will be sure to tell them I am not THAT Mike Russell!

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