Mia Hamm

U.S. Women's National Team

USWNT greats felt 'lucky' to play under legendary DiCicco

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Tony DiCicco had devised a hand-ball warm-up for the U.S. Women's National Team. When he observed that one of his leaders, Julie Foudy, was not buying in to the exercise, the head coach of the eventual World Cup champions felt the need to discipline the squad with an old fashioned consequence – sprints.

Former USWNT Star Mia Hamm Named To AS Roma’s Board Of Directors

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In an official announcement from AS Roma, former United States national team star Mia Hamm has been named to the Serie A club's board of directors.

Hamm, 42, is a two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and the first woman to be inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame. While playing for the USWNT, she helped lead the team to two World Cup titles and three Olympic medals.

NWSL on the Tube, for Real—Plus, All Eyes Still on Alex Morgan

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Hey, hey! The National Women's Soccer League announces what feels and sounds like really good news, and let's hope it is: ESPN has agreed to air nine of the league's games this year, with ESPN2 and ESPN3 marked as the venues. You can get all press-releasey here.

This is super awesome because, really, let's reminisce: Remember when the WUSA aired games on Christian channel PAX?

Abby Wambach

US Women’s National Team at the Olympics

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Since the first women's soccer tournament at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the USWNT has won four gold medals and one silver. Here's a look back at how they got it done.

Women’s Football: USA Storm Through World Cup 2015 Qualifiers As Sweden Crash Out

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It's no secret that the USA Women's team are still reeling over the shock final defeat to Japan at the 2011 Women's World Cup.

The ladies took the first step to avenging their loss by picking up the gold medal at the Olympics in 2012, but it's clear their sights are still set on winning a FIFA World Cup.

Women’s Football : Germany’s Nadine Angerer Favourite To Win Ballon d’Or Over Marta, Abby Wambach

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The Ballon d'Or female finalists were unveiled last week and Germany's Nadine Angerer, Brazil's Marta and USA's Abby Wambach made the cut. All three ladies are phenomenal players and it must be also said that they each had a memorable year in football.

Wambach named a finalist for FIFA Women’s Player of the Year

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After passing Mia Hamm on the all-time international goals scored list, Abby Wambach has a chance to equal another mark set by Hamm.

FIFA announced on Monday morning that Wambach is among three finalists for the 2013 FIFA Women's Player of the Year award, an award that Wambach won last year.

The After Bar: USWNT 5 - South Korea 0

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Little else needs to be said about this game. It was all Abby Wambach. Not just in the sense that she dominated the first half, scoring four goals, but that she smashed Mia Hamm's and international soccer's (both male and female) all-time goal scoring record. Lauren Cheney would add one to the total tally as the United States women's national team thrashed South Korea 5-0 ar Red Bull Arena.

The After Bar: USWNT 4 - South Korea 1

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Abby Wambach crept closer to Mia Hamm's all-time international scoring record as the United States women's national team cruised to a 4-1 win over South Korea in front of 13,000 in Foxborough, Mass.

A 93rd minute penality kick pushed Wambach to within two of Hamm's 158 career goals.


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Many of you may be unaware, but I actually covered the USWNT quite a bit before heading over to Europe, so I was around when Abby Wambach came into a team that featured Mia Hamm and all the other superstars of that era whose names and games we all know so well. As such, I can testify to the reason they both chuckle so hard when Mia describes #20 as being quiet in training - Wambach was already


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That's the twitter USSoccer put up for Abby Wambach's run for the all time scoring title for the USWNT. Going into the game against South Korea, she was 3 goals back from Mia Hamm's 158 goals. She didn't stop there... She netted 4. And moved into sole possession of the title, "Baddest Woman Alive".

Video :: Congratulations, Abby! Wambach Passes Hamm as All-Time Leading Scorer

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On June 20, 2013 Abby Wambach became the all-time leading socrer in international soccer, netting her 159th goal for the USA. Here's a look back at some of her most memorable highlights.

USWNT vence a Corea y Abby Wambach rompe record de goles

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Con un cómodo partido amistoso contra Corea del Sur, la delantera norteamericana Abby Wambach rompió este jueves el record de 158goles con la Selección Nacional que hasta entonces mantenía la ex-jugadora Mia Hamm. Wambach, ganadora en enero del Balón de Oro de la FIFA, superó el record al anotar cuatro goles en el partido logrando así un total de 160 anotaciones con la Selección.

Wambach Breaks Hamm’s Scoring Record

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U.S. striker Abby Wambach has now scored more international goals than anyone in the history of soccer. Wambach, 33, entered the day two behind former teammate Mia Hamm's record of 158 goals in 275 appearances. Wambach's four goals in the [...]

Abby Wambach beats Mia Hamm’s all-time scoring record

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USA striker Abby Wambach scored four goals in a friendly against South Korea, including a hat trick in the first 31 minutes, to surpass the all-time international scoring record previously held by Mia Hamm. Wambach was two goals behind Hamm's record of 158 going into the match and she wasted no time in continuing her pursuit, first scoring in the 11th minute before adding a second in the 20th minute, third in the 31st minute and a fourth just before halftime for good measure.

Wambach breaks Hamm’s career goals record

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HARRISON, N.J. Abby Wambach entered the U.S. Women's National Team's friendly with Korea Republic on Thursday two goals shy of Mia Hamm's all-time scoring record.

She needed less than half an hour to break it.

Wambach surpassed Hamm's record of 158 international goals in the Americans' 5-0 win at Red Bull Arena on Thursday night, scoring four times in the first half to raise her total to 160 goals.

Honored Wambach hoping to break Hamm’s goal-scoring record soon

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UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J. Abby Wambach is excited about the prospects of making history and potentially breaking Mia Hamm's all-time scoring record some time soon. In the same breath, Wambach just wants to get it over and done with so that the focus can shift elsewhere.

The After Bar - USWNT 3 - Germany 3

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The United States women's nation team kicked off their European tour with a barn-buring 3-3 draw against Germany. The match coincided with U.S. Soccer's 100th anniversary as well. Germany fought back twice (down 1-0 and 3-1) to earn a share of the result in a battle between women's soccer's number one and number two teams.

Portland Thorns FC Defender, Rachel Buehler, Scores at Algarve Cup

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Thorns FC's Rachel Buehler had quite the match against Iceland in the USWNT's Algarve Cup showing this morning.

The defender wore the captain's armband in honor of her 100th cap. She also netted a goal, the team's first of the tournament, exactly two minutes into the second half.

The goal came when Buehler made a hard run in on a corner kick cross from Lauren Cheney, which Buehler headed into the left corner of the net.

The After Bar - USWNT 3 - Scotland 1

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Abby Wambach got her 200th cap and her 153rd international goal to lead the United States women's national team to a 3-1 victory in the "second leg" in a pair of friendlies versus Scotland. Megan Rapinoe added a first half goal and Christine Press followed up her impressive Lady Nats debut with another goal in the second half in front of over 14,000 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Wambach scores winner in 200th cap to lift USWNT over Scotland

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Abby Wambach could not have asked for a better way to celebrate her latest milestone.

Playing in her 200th game for the U.S. Women's National Team, Wambach scored the winner in the Americans' 3-1 victory over Scotland at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday night.

Abby Wambach wins FIFA year end honors

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Abby Wambach won the FIFA Women'sBallon d'Or this morning along with the Men's winner Lionel Messi. Abby became the first American Woman to win the award since MIA Hamm won it 11 years ago. Abby's 2012 season with the USWNT included a Olympic Gold Medal, scoring 27 goals, and inching closer to the all time record help by MIA Hamm (158) with a total of 152 career goals.

Vincent Tan

‘This Is Not A Joke’ – Will Ferrell Joins Vincent Tan As Co-Owner Of New MLS Franchise Los Angeles FC

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As unlikely as it may seem, Will Ferrell and Vincent Tan are to buddy up and collaborate in the running of the latest MLS franchise, Los Angeles FC.

Ferrell and Tan are numbered among26 co-owners, who includethe first lady of US women's soccer, Mia Hamm, as well as former NBA star Magic Johnson.

MLS announces Los Angeles Football Club owners

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Out with the old and in with the new. At least that is how it feels with Chivas USA leaving and Major League Soccer announcing the new owners of the LA2 franchise that will begin in 2017. It may or may not be called Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC.

The list of owners announced today was rather impressive.

Philadelphia Union

Nacional says Valdes to sign loan deal, new trialists, Academy commitments, US Open Cup format, more

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Announcement on Nacional website says Carlos Valdes to sign loan deal on Friday. New trialists in Union camp. Union Academy commitments announced. New US Open Cup format. More news.

Union bits, playoff results, Blazer wore a wire, more news

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Wenger working on fitness, Edu on analysis. New England and New York win, draws in the West. Report says disgraced FIFA/CONCACAF official Chuck Blazer wore a wire for FBI and IRS. More.

Okugo says no offers from the Union, Chaco chats, LAFC, more

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Okugo says no new contract offers have been made by the Union. Chaco on expectations for 2015. Red Bulls top KC to face DC in Eastern Conference semis. LAFC officially launched. More.

Sak discusses wide range of topics, offside rule, KC & Houston joining the West, more

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Nick Sakiewicz on involvement in player signings, thoughts on player development, and more. That offside rule. Kansas City and Houston to join Western Conference with end of Chivas USA. Much more.

Why the Union fell short, USA faces Honduras tonight, beer deals, Garcia on FIFA transparency, more

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CSN has five reasons the Union failed. Daily News says state of Union reflection of Sakiewicz. USA hosts Honduras. MLS has new official beer. More.

Report says Adu flying to Brazil to ink deal, honors for Parke & Mac, USMNT roster reaction, more

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Report says Adu flying to Brazil today to ink deal. Parke named to PST Team of the Week, McInerney voted Top Three Performer. Power rankings. Reaction to US World Cup qualifying roster. More.

Women's Football

The 5 Best Women Footballers Of All Time

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In the present day, women's football is taken very seriously as a spectator sport while the funding and support provided by established Premier League clubs has been invaluable to the current crop of players in the UK.

However, this wasn't always the case and for years, women have had to battle to get their sport noticed.

Women’s Football: USA Legend Mia Hamm Praises Improvements In Sport and Tells Girls To “Go For It!”

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There are fewer legends in women's football than Mia Hamm, the former USA international who picked up the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award twice and is considered the best-known female player of all time. Her glittering career has spanned eighteen years, and she has scored 158 goals and won countless accolades between 1987 and 2004.

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POTD : USA Stars Mia Hamm and Landon Donovan Lend A Hand To Newport Residents

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More than 40 active and former MLS players gathered at the Newtown Youth Academy on Monday to mingle with local children and play football. Newtown drew global attention last December after 20 children and six adults were shot to death in a tragedy dubbed "the second-largest school shooting in U.S.

1,500 Turn Up For Soccer Night in Newtown

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Through Soccer Night in Newtown, local families and children got a chance to meet with Major League Soccer and U.S. national team stars on Monday night. Participants came out to play in small-sided games and spend an afternoon thinking about the beautiful game rather than the devastation experienced by the Connecticut community in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, which took the lives of 20 first-graders and six teachers and staff.

The Rest


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At the beginning of this semester, I knew next to nothing about international soccer. In fact, outside of my experience on a pee-wee soccer club, idolization of Mia Hamm as a kid, rooting for the USMNT during World Cup years, and time spent in Madrid, I knew very little about soccer at all. One of the best parts of this class is the exposure to soccer on corners of the world; now that I know how truly impactful soccer is globally, I feel like I'mfinally a member of a club that just about every single other person in the world (well, non-Americans) are a part of too.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: The times, they are a-changing

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In this morning's reads—who am I kidding? You just want to talk about Chivas and the Dispersal Draft and conference alignment and stuff.

What's happening, friends? It's Tuesday and that means I'm here to give you your Freedom Kicks. Grab your coffee and let me stir in some soccer for you.

Washington Spirit Select Crystal Dunn as the NWSL’s Top Draft Pick

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Owners of the top pick in today's NWSL College Draft, the Washington Spirit selected Crystal Dunn from the University of North Carolina.

In an instant, Mark Parsons upgraded his team rather significantly, with the addition of Dunn.

Dunn, 21 has earned eight caps for the United States Women's National Team.

See Mommy Run – A 2013 Mother’s Day Celebration

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(This post is an annual round-up, updated for 2013, of female athletes who are also great moms. Let us know in the comments who else you think should be included.)

Soccer moms have long led the charge for elite female athletes returning to the competitive world of sports while juggling motherhood.

Dunn and Mullins Are MAC Hermann Award Winners

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Mia Hamm with Patrick Mullin and Crystal Dunn, Hermann Award Winners 2012

Junior midfielder Crystal Dunn from the University of North Carolina and junior forward Patrick Mullins from the University of Maryland are the winners of the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, presented to the best female and male players in NCAA Division I soccer.