Afterward the team repaired to the Kappa Alpha Theta house off the Georgia campus for a party with friends and family. A sorority house was the perfect setting for a celebration by a group of women who had become sisters. A month earlier the players had survived a day of team-bonding skills, including a wall climb that scared some of them witless. Between early-round Olympic matches they had carved cars out of squash, zucchini and potatoes and pushed them down an incline in what they called the Fresh Produce 500, no doubt proving the theory that a team that races legumes together zooms together. Some of the players took the togetherness thing so far that they even discussed getting tattoos to commemorate their Olympic achievement. But judging by the adoring gazes of the girls who watched the U.S. team make history on a steamy night in Georgia, the indelible mark of this Olympic soccer tournament was left not only on the players but also on another generation.