U.S. Soccer’s website has a little more flair to it in the new year. That is because the federation has begun its centennial celebration, recognizing 1913 as the official beginning of its history.
The year-long celebration includes everything from marquee matchups, like USA-Germany on the men’s side, and historical look-backs. The first profile of players who may have been forgotten comes from the great Scott French, who writes about early-’90′s U.S. women’s national team defender Linda Hamilton, now the coach at the University of North Florida.
Hamilton finished her international career with 71 caps and was part of the inaugural 1991 World Cup-winning team, as well as the 1995 World Cup, where the U.S. finished third.
Look out for more of these profiles from U.S. Soccer — and from us here at The Equalizer — as the federation celebrates the 100-year mark (of course, the history of when U.S. Soccer officially started is a little murky).