Mia Hamm

Stephen Currie

Best soccer player in the world? i think.... YES!

Mia Hamm was born on March 17, 1992 in Selma, Alabama. Mia's father was in the U.S airforce, so she had to move all over the world. Before the age of 6 she had lived in 5 different places; Alabama, California, Italy, Virginia, and Texas.
" I am building a fire, everyday i train, i add more fuel. And at just the right moment, i ligth the match." -Mia Hamm

Startin' life off, the right way!

When Mia Hamm was 14 she was already getting noticed by professional coach, named Anson Dorrance. She had been playing soccer throughout highschool, she had started loving soccer wehn she was only 4 years old, she would go to professional games and dribble her own ball around on the sidelines. When she was 5 she was thrilled to start playing on league teams. John Cossaboon coached Mia on a developmental team, the team was made up of the country's best high school and collage teams. After a year of playing on a developmeantal team, Cossaboon thought it was time to move her up to a national team. That team was coached by Anson Dorrance.

World Cup. 1991


The United States team had won their first 5 games with a combined score of 23-4 (they scored 23 goals all togther and only let in 4) Then it was on to the championship match. The team had to play the Norwegians. With three minutes to go, the score was tied 1-1. Then a Norwegian player made a hospital pass right infront of their own goal. One of Mia Hamm's teammates, Michele Akers beat the goalie to the ball and chipped it into the net. Team USA had one the World Cup.
"I am a member of a team, I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrafice for it. Because the team, not the individual is the ultimate champion."

Penalty Kick

When you foul someone on the field in the penalty box, they get a free kick. Just them and the goalie, on the penalty line.


When you kick the ball up, and over someone to make the pass to one of your teammates.

Yellow Card

When you foul the other teams teammate, and the ref pulls out a yellow card. you get a warning and you have to sit out for 2 minutes.

Red Card

When you foul the other teams teammate and the ref pulls out a red card. You have to sit out for the rest of the game and depending on how bad it is maybe even the next few games.


A player is in an offside position if three conditions are met: first, the player must be in the opposing team's half of the field. Second, the player must be in front of the ball. And third, there must be fewer than two opposing players between him and the opposing goal line

Hospital Pass

A very weak pass, that doesnt go where its supposed to.

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