USWNT All-Time Best XI

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In December 2013, the USWNT All-Time Best XI was named by the United States Soccer Federation. [1] A committee of 56 former soccer players and administrators, as well as media members, voted for the team. 11 United States women's national soccer team players were chosen, with results leaning heavily toward the team that won the 1999 World Cup. Mia Hamm and Joy Fawcett were unanimously voted into the Best XI, while Alex Morgan, the team’s youngest player (24), was named on 15 ballots. [2] [3]

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The United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning three Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic women's gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, and ten Algarve Cups. It medaled in every single World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF.

1999 FIFA Womens World Cup 1999 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, the third edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in the United States and won by the host team. The final between the U.S. and China, held on 10 July at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, was the most-attended women's sports event in history with an official attendance of 90,185. U.S. President Bill Clinton was among those in attendance. The final was scoreless after extra time and won by the U.S. in a penalty shootout. This remains the only Women's World Cup tournament in which the host nation has won.

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For the complete list of the players nominated, see USWNT All-Time Best XI.

Selected players

PlayerName of the player
PositionPlayer's primary position
VotesNumber of votes received
*Denotes player who was active at the time
Elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame
PlayerPortraitPositionVotes
Scurry, Briana Briana Scurry Briana Scurry.png Goalkeeper 31
Chastain, Brandi Brandi Chastain Brandi Chastain.jpg Defender 31
Fawcett, Joy Joy Fawcett Joy142007.jpg Defender 56
Overbeck, Carla Carla Overbeck Carla2007soccer.jpg Defender 49
Rampone, Christie Christie Rampone * ChristieRampone captain 2009.jpg Defender 46
Akers, Michelle Michelle Akers Midfielder 55
Foudy, Julie Julie Foudy Julie Foudy Headshot.jpeg Midfielder 40
Lilly, Kristine Kristine Lilly Lilly-2010-stl.jpg Midfielder 55
Hamm, Mia Mia Hamm Mia Hamm signing an autograph.jpg Forward 56
Morgan, Alex Alex Morgan * Alex Morgan cropped England Women's Vs USA (16367141639).jpg Forward 15
Wambach, Abby Abby Wambach * Wambach-cropped.jpg Forward 52

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