This was the first ever Women's World Cup. Mia Hamm started in a position she had never played before, midfield. After winner this, they were the best in the world.
The Legendary UNC Championship Team
Mia played for the North Carolina Tar Heels. During her junior year, she scored a goal against Duke in the championship game using 2 radical cuts with the ball before shooting. The UNC championship team had won that game 9-1. She was truly part of a dynasty in her junior year.
As a senior at University of North Carolina, Mia and the Tar Heels won another championship.
Most Physical Game in Mia's Career
In a preparation game for the Women's World Cup that same year, the National team played Brazil. The team said it was the most physical women's international match they have ever played.
Mia played Goalie in the 1995 Women's World Cup.
Women's World Cup
In the 1995 Women's World Cup Semi-finals, the National team lost to Norway. The National team was playing afraid and they were letting Norway control the game.
Winning the Olympic Gold Medal
One year before, the US Women's National Team lost to Norway in the Women's World Cup in the semi-finals. The team vowed not to let that happen again. They beat China in the finals in the Olympics, and they had their gold medal.
Mia's older brother Garrett dies
Garrett was one of Mia's inspirations. He was a great role model to her. He died from complications arising from a bone-marrow transplant he underwent to combat a rare blood disease. Mia missed the first 2 games of their Olympic Victory tour to be with her family.
20 goals, 20 assists.
In 1998, Mia scored 20 goals for the National Team, but she also had 20 assists. Mia recently became the career assist leader in National Team history.
The National Team beat Denmark in the semi-finals, 5-0 (Mia scored 3 goals in that game), and they beat China in the finals, 2-0 (Mia scoring the 40-yard clincher to win).
Mia's 100th Goal
Mia scored her 100th goal against Russia in the Nike U.S Women's Cup.
Nike U.S Women's Cup
Against Russia in the Nike U.S Women's Cup, Mia scored her 100th and 101st goals in her career. Her 100th goal was a driven shot. Her 101st goal was off of a header.
Getting to 100 goals. (Goodwill Games) (August)
Mia's 2 goals against China in the championship game got her to numbers 96 and 97.
Getting to 100 goals. (Nike U.S Women's Cup) (September)
Mia scored 2 goals against Mexico during the first game of the Nike U.S Women's Cup (98 and 99) One More Mia!
Woman's World Cup Winners
In 1999, the National team reclaimed their title as World Champions. "We Won Together" - Mia Hamm