Mia gave us that rare sports treat — class.

miaHamm_1996.standard (10k image)

“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.


  1. hot mama said:

    Learn to live and play like her and she will have accomplished what is important. She is a great role model, especially for girls, and you will be a great role model too, Mattie. I love you.

    December 11, 2004
  2. La said:

    She will be missed- hard to find positive female role-models. Matty guess you better step up and take her place!

    December 10, 2004
  3. mattie said:

    i cryed when she left the field noing shes never going to play again

    December 10, 2004

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *