Women's soccer legend Mia Hamm and Joy Fawcett, another member of the U.S. team that won the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, will be honored at halftime of Sunday's Los Angeles Sol-FC Gold Pride Women's Professional Soccer game at The Home Depot Center.
Fawcett, Brandi Chastain and Tiffeny Milbrett, two FC Gold Pride players who were members of the 1999 U.S. World Cup-winning team, will sign autographs after the game as part of Women's Professional Soccer's league-wide celebration of the 10th anniversary of the 1999 Women's World Cup.
Fans will have the opportunity to pose for pictures with a replica of the trophy throughout the day.
The 1999 Women's World Cup captured the imagination of the American public in an unprecedented way for a women's sporting event.
The U.S. won the World Cup on penalty kicks against China after 90 minutes of regulation play and 30 minutes of overtime ended scoreless. A crowd announced at 90,185, including then-President Bill Clinton, attended the game at the Rose Bowl.
"The 1999 Women's World Cup is such an important event in the history of our sport in this country and the world," WPS Commissioner Tonya Antonucci said. "We wanted to commemorate it in a special way by bringing back the memories of that great tournament to our WPS fans."