* An Appreciation: Mia Hamm, forward, U.S. women's soccer team

* An Appreciation: The WUSA

* An Appreciation: Michelle Akers, forward-midfielder, U.S. women's soccer team

* An Appreciation: Anson Dorrance, head coach, North Carolina women's soccer

* The Founder's weblog of the 2003 Women's World Cup.

* A view of the buildup to the inaugural game in the Women's United Soccer Association.

* Without bombast, self-promotion or even scoring, Kate Markgraf had made a loud impact on the U.S. women's soccer team.

* The U.S. women's soccer team, a year after becoming a cultural icon, still gets the love. It also knows how to give it.

* Remarks from the President of the United States on the 1999 Women's World Cup victory

* Women's soccer needs more than the "W"-league to carry on the dream of a pro league

* Brandi Chastain's celebration of her game-winning penalty kick in the 1999 Women's World Cup was so much more than a happy gyration.

* The best female soccer goalie you have never heard of

* The core of the Maryland Pride featured four mothers for much of their formulative history