As superstar-in-waiting Alex Morgan prepared to play in her first Olympic gold-medal game, she was asked, of course, about her soccer heroes. There can be only one.
"Mia Hamm is a legend,’’ she lauded. “I remember becoming passionate [about soccer] because of Mia Hamm."
Mrs. Nomar of course, played for the national team from 1987-2004 and is widely considered the First Lady of soccer.
“I hear that she’s coming to our game and we inspired her to take a flight over to London to come to our gold medal match,’’ said Morgan, who was hoping the real First Lady would also be watching.
“I would love to see Michelle Obama at our game because [she] is all about fitness and making sure that you’re healthy and that you’re living an active, healthy lifestyle.’’
"We met her last year in the White House and so I would love to see her watch us."