Hamm a part of O'Reilly factor

August 23, 2004
By Michael Lewis
HERAKLIO, Greece -- It's almost as though their careers are intertwined, one just beginning, the other only a gold-medal match away from retirement.

Heather O'Reilly rooted for the U.S. Women's National Team while growing up, putting up Mia Hamm posters in her bedroom of her East Brunswick, N.J. home.

So, how appropriate was it that the two combined for the winning goal in the U.S.'s dramatic 2-1 semifinal victory over world champion Germany in the women's Olympic soccer tournament ...

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