Au contraire, that’s a damned cool story! English soccer definitely has an edge to it that separates it from everywhere else.
I wish my daughter had stuck with it, she could have been at least a high school-level good center back, or defensive midfielder. As a coach, it was also nice to have one kid who wasn’t always begging to play forward.
That happens with girls, though. Sometimes they just decide they don’t want to be associated with sports anymore, out of nowhere. But totally her choice! She still watches a few minutes of Everton games with me, at least. Though usually just me and one cat for the duration.