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Pichon won the WUSA’s Most Valuable Player award in 2002.
Smith, though limited by injuries during her Charge days, is widely considered one of the greatest offensive forces in the history of the women’s game.
Mitts was a stalwart for the Charge during the three-year run of the WUSA, appearing in 51 of the team’s 63 matches and earning all-league honors as a defender in 2003. Solo would eventually become the greatest American goalkeeper of all-time and a World Cup and Olympic champion.
Off the field, Mitts appeared on the cover of as one of the city’s sexiest singles and dated Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Pat Burrell and later Eagles quarterback A. But as a rookie with the Charge in 2003, she spent most of the season on the bench backing up Melissa Moore.
Between the three, they’ve won three Olympic gold medals and one FIFA U-20 World Cup championship. During the Tour, Leroux scored six goals, setting a U. record for goals scored by a substitute in a single year (14). As a Tar Heel, O’Reilly led her team in goals scored in her sophomore (13) and junior seasons (18), in assists as a senior (16), and in points as a sophomore (37), junior (40), and senior (47). She quickly moved up to the senior team, earning her first cap on March 1, 2002, against Sweden.
Midfielder Heather O’Reilly, defender Heather Mitts, and forward Sydney Leroux come to Boston fresh off the Fan Tribute Tour with the U. Women’s National Team, a 10-game post-Olympics run in which the U. O’Reilly finished the 10-game stretch with five assists, including three in a 4-0 win over China on Dec. She assisted on one of Leroux’s two goals in a 5-0 win Nov. The threesome played an integral part in earning the U. She finished her career at UNC with 59 goals, 49 assists, and 167 points. Seven months later, in a match against Italy, O’Reilly scored her first goal. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2004, which also was the year in which she was the youngest player to win a gold medal.She starred in AFTER LATELY, a mockumentary series on E! Heather has also hosted TLC’s – “ALL ABOUT SEX.” Heather has been a featured as a celebrity guest on Bravo’s Watch What Happens, Flipping Out and Real Housewives of Orange County and Beverly Hills; Keeping up with the Kardashians, Logo’s Rupaul’s Drag Race and Rupaul’s Big Gay Game Show.Heather’s debut book, YOU’LL NEVER BLUE BALL IN THIS TOWN AGAIN, spent seven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and climbed to the #1 position on Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Entertainment” list.But the big drawing cards of the WUSA were the American stars. The allocations were conducted via a matching process that took into account both team and player desires.The league was formed by a consortium of cable companies and executives who were intoxicated by the attendance and TV ratings of the 1999 Women’s World Cup, won by the USA women. Each of the eight WUSA franchises was “allocated” three of the U. The big name American stars (Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, et al.) expressed no willingness to play in Philly.As a result, the Charge received the least impressive allocation of U. National Team players among the WUSA’s eight clubs: Mandy Clemens, Lorrie Fair and Saskia Webber. National Team, earning an Olympic gold medal with the team in 2008.