Magical Meinert up for ultimate challenge

October 4, 2003
By Marc Connolly
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sitting comfortably in Germany's team's hotel on the eve of its semifinal match against the U.S., head coach Tina Theune-Meyer was asked where her star player, Maren Meinert, ranks against the top players in the world.

"She's the best player," said Theune-Meyer without hesitation.

It's hard to argue with such a sentiment.

Coaches in the WUSA have been quietly echoing similar thoughts about Meinert for the past year due to her outstanding play for ...

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