The 2011 Women's World Cup should be remembered as the coming-out party for elegant, creative soccer in the women's game. In almost every way, it has been a magical tournament, writes David Hirshey.
The United States owes Abby Wambach (twice) for its spot in the World Cup final. A portrait of a warrior who's head and shoulders above the rest.
As the Women's World Cup kicks off, Team USA has only one remaining member of the legendary 1999 championship team. But the spirit of Mia Hamm's pony-tailed warriors lives on.