She was loading her stuff into a taxi in Sweden a couple of weeks ago when she first realized her life had changed.
“You play football?” the driver asked, out of the blue.
“Yeah,” she answered, a little puzzled at the query.
“You play for Canada?” he continued.
“Yeah,” she replied again.
“I watched your game.”
It’s now been 31 days since Canada squared off with the United States in one of the most legendary-yet-infuriating games in international soccer history. It’s been 28 days since Canada scored with a minute left to win a bronze medal. And just about every day since has been a new experience for Melissa Tancredi who’s discovered she’s now rather famous.