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Julie Foudy

Olympic athlete from United States of America

Julie Foudy Julie Maurine Foudy (born 23 January 1971) was a midfielder for the United States women's national soccer team from 1987 through 2004, finishing with 271 caps. She served as the team's co-captain from 1991–2000 and the Captain from 2000 through her retirement in 2004. She is currently the primary color commentator for women's soccer telecasts on ESPN. Foudy played in four Women's World Cups, winning two FIFA Women's World Cups—in 1991 and 1999. She also played in three Summer Olympic Games, winning an Olympic Gold Medal in 1996, Silver in 2000, and Gold again in 2004. Her retirement after the 2004 Olympic Games, alongside fellow soccer legends Mia Hamm and Joy Fawcett (and the unanticipated retirement of Brandi Chastain following the change of USWNT coaches), marked the end of what the media labeled the "golden era" of US women's soccer. Foudy also held the captain's position for her WUSA team, the San Diego Spirit. The WUSA suspended operations in September 2003; Foudy is the official player's representative to the ongoing efforts to resurrect the league. She has been selected for induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame for the class of 2007 alongside former teammate Mia  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Jules,Julie Maurine Foudy
Date of birth
1971-01-23
Place of birth
San Diego
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Ian Sawyers
Children
Declan Sawyers Isabel Ann Sawyers
Profession
Soccer Player, Sports commentator

Education

Institution From To
Stanford University

Athlete facts

Sports
Football

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