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Who Is The Future Of U.s. Women’s Soccer?
She gained the attention of the USWNT at age 12. At 18, she became the youngest USWNT player to score an Olympic goal. Also at 18, she decided to turn pro. In 50 caps, she’s witnessed the global growth of the women’s game. She sees other countrie
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In Your Face
PHOTOGRAPHER MARY ELLEN MATTHEWS SHARES WHAT IT’S LIKE TO STAND IN JULIE ERTZ’S FIRING LINE. It happened in the blink of an eye. Seriously, all it took was a matter of seconds and then bam. USWNT cover star Julie Ertz kicked a soccer ball—with full
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Who Is France’s Unlikely Pillar?
Born in Martinique, a French island in the Caribbean 4,000+ miles from Paris, she dreamed of playing for Les Bleues. At 16, she left home for France to pursue that dream. Despite initial struggles, she settled at Olympique Lyonnais, where she’s won