This Thursday night, the entire country will have the chance to do something far too few Memphians have done: see Christabel Oduro and the U of M women's soccer team in action.
The Tigers host Rice Thursday night (kickoff is 7 p.m. at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex) in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America "Game of the Week." The contest will be televised live on the Fox Soccer Channel. The five-time defending Conference USA champions will enter the game with a record of 9-4 (5-1 in C-USA).
As for Oduro, the junior from Brampton, Ontario, has scored 11 goals this season and has tallied a goal or assist in 10 straight games, a Tiger record. With 30 career goals, Oduro ranks fourth in Memphis history (she's two shy of Ashley Berra for third place). Her 78 career points are also fourth in Tiger history.
The Tigers play their final home game of the season (Senior Day) this Sunday at 1 p.m. against Houston.