She led the U.S. women's soccer team to a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics as a forward, and held the record for international goals with 158 until 2013.
She developed congenital talipes equinovarus, also known as club foot, and had to wear corrective shoes while moving around the country with her military family.
She became the third most capped player in her league, appearing in 275 international matches, and led her team with 144 assists.
She gave birth to twins on March 28, 2007 with Nomar Garciaparra, who she married on November 22, 2003.
Pele included her on the list of of FIFA's 125 best living players.
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