PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh’s soccer champ is back in town and is pumped about playing in her hometown.

Meghan Klingenberg and the United States Women’s National Team won the World Cup in Canada this summer.

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Now, the team will take on Costa Rica at Heinz Field on Sunday.

“I say hell yeah Pittsburgh! I’m so glad you guys showed up. This is so incredible that over 40,000 fans are going to be here and they’re going to be twirling their Terrible Towels and they’re going to be so loud and so proud of us and I’m so excited for my teammates to be able to experience something like a Pittsburgh crowd and Pittsburgh people and Pittsburgh hospitality. So, I’m just really excited to be home and I’m trying to soak it all in,” Klingenberg said.

Klingenberg, a Pine-Richland alum, and teammates Becky Sauerbrunn and Ali Krieger met fans at the Mall at Robinson last night.

“It was so exciting to see that they actually won the World Cup,” Mary Fannie said.

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The players were selling autograph’s to raise money for the Meghan Klingenberg Foundation, which pairs kids up with professional athlete mentors.

Meghan’s mother, Kristen, joined Larry Richert of “The KDKA Morning News” to talk about having her daughter home and how excited she is.

“This weekend should be epic because welcoming the women’s national team to Pittsburgh is such a great honor for our friends and family,” Klingenberg said. “We’re looking so much forward to all the festivities and everything that Pittsburgh has to offer, so I know the girls are excited about it”.

You can hear more of her interview here:

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