Wambach blazes a new trail

September 8, 2007
CHENGDU, China -- Mia Hamm wasn't the first great women's soccer player, but no individual did more to broker a deal between a sport and a mass audience than she did as the face of the team that captivated a country and filled stadiums en route to winning the 1999 World Cup.

Eight years and half a world removed from that summer of adoration, American soccer has a new face as it prepares to once again play on the game's biggest stage. And whether or not people ...

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