Hamm, Fawcett, Akers head US women’s Best XI

Forward Mia Hamm and defender Joy Fawcett were unanimous

selections for the U.S. Soccer Federation’s All-Time Women’s

National Team Best XI as part of the governing body’s 100th

anniversary celebration.

Midfielders Michelle Akers and Kristine Lilly were one vote shy

of unanimous in balloting announced Thursday.

Forwards Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, and defender Christie

Rampone were the only active players picked. Morgan, at 24, was the

youngest.

The rest of the team included goalkeeper Briana Scurry;

defenders Brandi Chastain and Carla Overbeck; and midfielders Julie

Foudy and Kristine Lilly.

There were 56 voters from among media members, administrators

and former players.