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Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan named to U.S. women's soccer Best XI

U.S. forward Alex Morgan, top, celebrates after scoring

U.S. forward Alex Morgan, top, celebrates after scoring a goal during the women's Algarve Cup final against Germany at Algarve stadium near Faro, Portugal. Credit: Getty

CHICAGO - Forward Mia Hamm and defender Joy Fawcett were unanimous selections for the U.S. Soccer Federation's All-Time Women's National Team Best XI as part of the governing body's 100th anniversary celebration.

Midfielders Michelle Akers and Kristine Lilly were one vote shy of unanimous in balloting announced Thursday.

Forwards Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, and defender Christie Rampone were the only active players picked. Morgan, at 24, was the youngest.

The rest of the team included goalkeeper Briana Scurry; defenders Brandi Chastain and Carla Overbeck; and midfielders Julie Foudy and Kristine Lilly.

There were 56 voters from among media members, administrators and former players.

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