Women's World Cup stories in the SI Vault

Girl Power By Grant Wahl, August 3, 1998 The U.S. Women roll toward the Cup, winning fans and games.

Out Of This World By Grant Wahl, July 19, 1999 With the Cup on the line, a last-second hunch and a clutch left foot lifted the U.S. to a breathtaking victory over China.

The Secret Life Of Mia Hamm By Gary Smith, September 22, 2003 In the divided soul of the world's greatest female soccer player, the shy, self-critical athlete is locked in mortal combat with the relentlessly driven superstar.

Extreme Makeover By Grant Wahl, July 31, 2006 A year out from World Cup 2007, the U.S. women's team is younger, more creative -- and as brash as ever.

In Full Bloom By Mark Bechtel, September 10, 2007 Long overshadowed, 36-year-old Kristine Lilly is now the high-coring captain of a U.S. team out to win its -- and her -- third World Cup title.

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