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Big Holiday Today?
March 17, 2011Posted by on
Although some may be out celebrating some Irish holiday today, I would like to bring up the fact that today is a great day in American soccer history. 39 years ago today, one of the most dominant American athletes in the history of sport, along with one of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of American soccer was born. The athlete with the most goals of any international soccer player was born in a small Alabama town. They have been called one of the best 125 soccer players alive by Pele, and “perhaps the most important athlete in the past 15 years” by Michael Wilbon.
Mia Hamm is to this day still probably the most recognizable US soccer player around the world. Mia Hamm and the 1999 World Cup team created unimaginable interest in both soccer and and womens sports. As much as people talk about why America hasn’t ever brought out a world class player it seems that they forget about the importance and significance of Mia Hamm. To this day she is still in the very top level of greatest players in the history of womens soccer. Only a handful of players, if that many, have done what Hamm did for women’s soccer.