Christie Rampone will be honored by U.S. Soccer for her legendary career before the USA takes the pitch against England on March 4 in the SheBelieves Cup.

The pre-game ceremony will take place at Red Bull Arena, about an hour's drive north of Point Pleasant, where Rampone was a three-sport star in high school.

Rampone said:

I really couldn’t have asked for more from my career with the National Team, not only on the field but also in the relationships I made and the life experiences I was fortunate enough to have. As a young girl, I never imagined the things I would get to see and the amazing people I would meet. I’m looking forward to celebrating with friends and family in my home state and seeing the team play England. There are some fantastic young players as well as many of the veterans I played with leading the team, so I know it’s in very good hands."

US Head Coach Jill Ellis praised Rampone, saying:

Christie Rampone is a fantastic role model as a teammate, a professional and a mom. She was always humble and always focused on the team first. She was a great leader and competitor for this team for so many years, and her contributions to women’s soccer on many levels will always be remembered and appreciated. One of my best memories from the 2015 World Cup was seeing Christie on the field at the final whistle. It was so appropriate for her to finish as a champion because that’s what she truly is."

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Rampone is a member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, and she recently became a franchise owner of two Jersey Mike's sub shops in Ocean County.

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