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Mia Hamm on Her Pride for the Current U.S. Women's Football Team and the Legacy of the '99ers

We caught up with American soccer legend , widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, at Hyundai’s World Cup exhibition in Paris ahead of the final. Read on to hear her thoughts on the legacy of the ‘99ers, how she’s seen women’s football develop over the years and her love for the phenomenal current USWNT team. (HYPEBAE)

Anson Dorrance thrilled former player Sarina Wiegman leading Netherlands in final against U.S.

led the United States to their first Women's World Cup triumph in 1991, but one of his former players is out to end American dominance this Sunday. Netherlands coach spent one year with Dorrance's UNC team in 1989 and called playing alongside U.S. greats like and "a football paradise." (Sporting News)

Crystal Dunn Might Be The Most Versatile Soccer Player In The World

The most versatile women’s soccer player in the world? We put before you one , with Exhibits A, B and C. In fact, the 2016 Olympian finds herself on the cusp of pulling off an astounding personal hat trick with three different teams. Exhibit A: As a striker with the Washington Spirit in 2015, Dunn led the National Women’s Soccer League in goal-scoring. (Team USA)

UNC soccer: Looking back at the Tar Heels to have played in a Women’s World Cup Final

The first ever Women’s World Cup was played in 1991. Between the fact that the Tar Heels had won several national championships in the years prior, and that the US coach was , that year’s team was full of Heels. Half of the 18 person roster played for Dorrance in Chapel Hill. Six of those Tar Heels got the start in the final against Norway. (Tar Heel Blog)

USWNT's Jessica McDonald is America's foremost soccer mom

Like every other member of the United States women’s national team, wants to win the World Cup. It’s just that she has a motivation that is unique among the 23-player roster. She wants to win for her son. “I’m out here not just representing the state I am from, not just my family name, not just the United States, but all the moms out there,” McDonald said. (Yahoo! Sports)

At left back, Crystal Dunn is getting it right for USWNT at World Cup

’s speed, strength and endurance have helped thwart top-tier threats and eased concerns about her ability to prevent scoring opportunities rather than invent them. “She watched films, she studied,” U.S. Coach Jill Ellis said. “She’s very diligent. I chatted with her (last week) and said, ‘Dunnie, You’ve grown so much, you are so ready for this moment.’ ” (Washington Post)

‘Very Proud of Her’: U.S. National Soccer Star Tobin Heath’s Connection to New Canaan

Much of New Canaan, and the nation, has been riveted by the U.S. Women’s National Team as it advances through the FIFA World Cup. For town resident Scott Heath, there’s an even more compelling reason to watch. His niece, , is a forward on the National Team. She had the assist on the difference-making goal in the quarterfinal versus France on Friday. (New Canaanite)

Crystal has Dunn her parents proud

Now, is in France, ready to play a Women’s World Cup semi-final against England. “It’s been a long, hard journey for her and to see it all come to this culmination is just wonderful,” her mother, Rhonda, added. Crystal may have her parents as outstanding examples to follow, but she is now very aware of her own position as a role model. (FIFA.com)

England's finest, Lucy Bronze draws on her French and American influences

She is England’s most influential player at this World Cup, and her coach believes she is the best player in the world but is far from overwhelmed by the sudden surge of attention. And before her team’s World Cup semi-final against the United States, the 27-year-old is in many ways the product of the opportunities the game has given her. (Reuters)

Diligent Crystal Dunn 'stepped up big time' to help USWNT into World Cup semi-final

saved her best performance in her adopted position for the biggest stage as the U.S. women's national team booked their place in the Women's World Cup semi-final at the expense of France. Going into Friday night’s World Cup quarter-final, it was clear that Les Bleues would target Dunn on the left side of the American defense. (Goal.com)

US soccer player Jessica McDonald has the sweetest reunion with 7-year-old son at World Cup

U.S. women's national soccer team player scored a headline-making hug from her 7-year-old son, Jeremiah, this week in France, the host country for the Women's World Cup. McDonald, who is the only mother out of 23 athletes on the 2019 U.S. Women’s World Cup team, is a vocal advocate for working moms. (Today.com)

France’s Plan Was to Pick On One U.S. Defender - Crystal Dunn. Bad Plan.

The plan did seem to make sense against the U.S. left back is playing a makeshift role on the national team. She was the 2015 MVP and top scorer in the National Women’s Soccer League, and she did not win those awards playing defense. And against France, the converted forward/winger had to match up with France’s most dangerous attacker. (Slate)
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