Heartwarming surprise for U.S. women’s team: arrival of soccer moms

Kudos to whoever was in charge of keeping a big secret from the U.S. women’s national soccer team, enabling officials to spring a tremendously heartwarming surprise — the arrival of the soccer moms.

The players’ mothers were brought to San Jose, Calif., as a Mother’s Day treat — and as the video above shows, everyone was indeed surprised and feeling more than a little verklempt.

The moms walked their daughters out onto the pitch for Sunday’s friendly against Ireland, a 3-0 U.S. victory.