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Last January, 2x NWSL champion Erika Tymrak found herself burnt out from soccer and wanting to focus on her mental health. So she stepped away from the game with no plans to return and moved to Venice. 

However, a couple months into retirement, Tymrak kept finding little signs that pointed to her wanting to play again. She decided to make her return, this time focusing on prioritizing her mental health, which included changing her eating habits and placing more emphasis on recovery.

The midfielder sat down with teammate Ali Riley to discuss the journey back from retirement as well as the story behind the Tymrak family’s last name in the latest episode of Off the Ball.

This week’s challenge included the difficult task of teaching Ali how to dance the ballet, from which she conveniently learned how to do the running man.

Catch the full episode below! You can also find previous episodes here.