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Michelle Akers (Related Stories)


Michelle Akers (Related Stories)

World Beater By Kelly Whiteside, June 05, 1995Michelle Akers, soccer's top female, is ready to lead the U.S. to another title.

Purple Heart By Grant Wahl, May 3, 1999Despite big health woes, veteran U.S. star Michelle Akers soldiers on.

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Unbreakable China? By Grant Wahl, July 12, 1999The U.S. will be tested by the tournament's hottest team.

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

Dream Come True By Michael Bamberger, December 20, 1999Michelle Akers and the 19 other members of the World Cup-winning U.S. soccer team gave America a summer to savor forever.

Lost & Found By Kayleen Schaefer, July 12, 2004This year's search turned up Olympians, flashes in the pan and some of the biggest names in sports -- and we mean huge.