“They had an impact on America’s consciousness, on women’s sports, on women’s voices.”
Hamm and Julie Foudy closed out their remarkable careers with the U.S. women’s soccer team in style Wednesday night, cheered on by droves of young girls in a 5-0 victory over Mexico.
Mia stayed on the field long after the game, even as security guards were trying to hustle her off. There were fans who wanted her autograph, one last moment of the fleeting contact, and she would not disappoint them. She made little girls and their mothers and fathers feel special. She made a nation proud.