Friday, January 25, 2008

Soccer and Celebrities

Celebritydom isn't usually associated with soccer players in the U.S. One notable exception is David Beckham, obviously, but another is Mia Hamm. Following her retirement, Mia focused mostly on her life with husband Nomar Garciaparra, especially after having twins.

However, there've been signs recently that Mia is looking to get more involved with soccer again. Mia was on the small selection committee that appointed Pia Sundhage to the USWNT coaching position.

Mia is also headlining a
Celebrity Soccer Challenge this weekend for a children's charity.

I'll be there - I'm curious to get Mia's thoughts on the team these days. Also, if she's planning further involvement with the new pro league, Women's Professional Soccer. Yep, that's her image in the logo. I've never gotten anyone in MLS to admit whose foot is on their logo.

3 comments:

jason said...

I nominate Joe Gaetjens as the bearer of the foot. He scored the goal that defeated England in the 1950 World Cup.

That game is celebrated each year in Saint Louis with a Saint Patrick's day parade float.

Pablo Chicago said...

I always thought that was Doug Logan's foot...right after he removed it from his mouth.

dpfirestarter16 said...

any updates from the WNT Feb Camp?