Girl Talk Blog

Countdown to the Soccer Hall of Fame!

Posted on: June 14, 2007

In just over 2 months, Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy will be inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame. This was the first year of eligibility for both of them, and the first time inhistory that women only are being inducted! That’s pretty unbelievable. The program I work for, Girl Talk, actually sponsored the announcement of their induction. It was really cool to see two people use such an important and personal moment in their lives to promote a cause.

The Hall of Fame made no mistake in selecting Julie and Mia; both were founding players for the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA). Foudy served as captain for the United States’ National Women’s Soccer Team from 2000-2004, made 271 international appearances, contributing 45 goals and 59 assists. Hamm made 275 international appearances and scored a world record 158 goals, 50 more than the previous record holder- not to mention 144 assists!

On top of all their athletic accomplishments, both women just became new moms! Julie had her baby girl Isabel on January 1st, 2007 and Mia gave birth to twins Ava and Grace on March 27th 2007 (all girls!).

When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense that Julie and Mia would want to work to fight drunk driving and underage drinking. After all, alcohol does even more physical damage to girls than it does to guys. And female athletes? There’s no way they can afford that kind of risk.

I’m just glad I got the chance to work on the issue with them. Two time world cup champs? That is so cool!


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