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
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
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.