Exciting, skillful play was just part of the story. So were sportsmanship and a growing, family-oriented fan base.
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In 1985 the US women’s soccer team was such an afterthought that it only received its uniforms the day before it was to depart for an international tournament. The outfits turned out to be in men’s sizes: Team members spent the night cutting and sewing to make them fit.