Players excited about chance to host

May 16, 2003
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The U.S. women's soccer team made the most of its home-field advantage at the last World Cup, winning the championship and making countless new fans.

Now, Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and their teammates, who play an exhibition match against England on Saturday at Legion Field, are hoping to recreate the magic this fall.

The United States is considered the front-runner to host the 16-team World Cup after soccer's governing body, FIFA, decided earlier ...

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