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Soccer legend Mia Hamm’s greatest win might be the debut of Angel City FC

Soccer legend Mia Hamm’s greatest win might be the debut of Angel City FC

Soccer legend Mia Hamm has been an active owner of Angel City FC, the NWSL team that opens its inaugural regular season against North Carolina…

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Soccer legend Mia Hamm has been an active owner of Angel City FC, the NWSL team that opens its inaugural regular season against North Carolina on Friday at Banc of California Stadium. Mia Hamm ’s soccer resume is full.

She was a two-time women’s world player of the year and the first player of either gender to score 100 international goals. She helped the U.S. to titles in the first women’s World Cup and first women’s Olympic soccer competition — then won a second championship in each tournament eight years later .

She was on the board at Roma when the Italian team made the UEFA Champions League semifinals and in the owners’ suite when LAFC, a team she helped found , made the CONCACAF Champions League final. She’s enshrined in five halls of fame.

It’s a level of accomplishment and success unmatched in American soccer history, yet Hamm isn’t done. In fact, what may prove to be among her most important contribution to the growth of the game in the U.S. will unfold Friday when Angel City , the NWSL team Hamm helped launch, brings professional women’s soccer back to Southern California.

Angel City opens it inaugural regular season against the North Carolina Courage at Banc of California Stadium.

“I’m going to feel so many emotions stepping into that stadium,” said Hamm, who has been an active owner, participating in group meetings and quietly offering input during private phone calls. “Pride is probably the first one, just what this team has built and […]

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