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Discussion in 'Knockout Rounds' started by Bonnie Lass, Aug 18, 2008.
If for no other reason than that she awakened the American sports fan to women's soccer.
"Most spectacular"? OK. Best? No - that would be Michelle Akers. Even Mia says so.
As I said earlier (I think), I only started watching women's soccer in 1999 and so missed a lot of Mia Hamm's highlight reel performances. I did have the privilege of watching her for three years in the WUSA. I didn't see her beat double-teams all that often, but boy if she managed to get to a one-on-one, she could make a defender look silly.
And it's a good point about Mia being better than Marta at long shots and set pieces.
Not saying anything about Akers, but if you know Mia's personality you would not expect her to say anything else but to name someone else as the greatest ever. So her comment means nothing in this discussion.
Does anybody have a copy of the match or a torrent of it. i can find all the other matches apart from this one which is very strange.
I'm looking for a copy of it also. I had it dvr'd but accidentally erased it!!!! ARGH! I would gladly pay a reasonable fee to have a copy of this game! Thanks.
awww sorry that must be so frustrating. lol .
i'm actually amazed that i can't find it anywhere. The mens gold medal match is everywhere, most other importnt gold medal events are everywhere also.
Sorry, I hadn't been by this thread recently. If you haven't found it yet and are still looking for a torrent of the Gold Medal Match, it can be found here. A few people (including myself) are still seeding it. You will have to join the site, but you won't have to worry about the transfer being slow or hurting your ratio or anything like that since it's a "free" file.
You cannot compare a 22 year old Marta to a 30 or 32 year old Mia at the end of her career. In 2004 it took some young kids (Wambach & Tarpley) to lend a hand. The old guard knew it was time to pass the torch. When and if Marta plays as long and accomplishes as much, I will include her with the likes of Hamm, Milbrett, Overbeck, Fawcett, Jennings and Lilly etc. I purposely left Akers out of the list because she stands alone. Mia didn't name 10 people who were better than her, she only named Akers because it was true.
Its too dificult to compare several genarations