How do you sum up her career?
-23 Veteran of the Women’s National Team
-2005–2007 Captain of the U.S. National Team
-Runner up World Player of the Year ’06
-U.S. Soccer Player of the Year 1993, 2005, 2006
Played in 5 World Cups– 1991,1995,1999,2003,2007
-Played in 3 Olympics– 1996, 2000, 2004
-Gold Medal– 1996, 2004
-Silver Medal– 2000
-World Champion– 1991, 1999
-The second all time leading scorer in U.S and world history
All of that and she was gracious and eager to answer your
LMD: Did the 2004 Olympic games provide any sort of relief/comfort/vindication or anything for the 2000 games?
Kristine Lilly: It was nice to win a gold medal in ’04 after losing in the finals on 2000.
SoonerChuck: What is your most memorable moment in international play?
Kristine Lilly: I have had a lot of great moments! 1999 was pretty memorable!
Robert: We all know that you have played with some of the best US players (Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers to name a few), but who are some of your favorite players that you played against through your amazing career?
Kristine Lilly: It’s great to play against great players and some of them are; Maren Meinert from Germany, Bettina Weigman from Germany, Hege Riise from Norway, Dagny melgren fon Norway, sun When (sp) from China, Matra from Brazil and go are Sawa from Japan
Robert: I was wondering if you could talk just a little about what it means to you to be a role model to not just young girls but to young soccer players in the United States.
And lastly, not really a question, just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you’ve done through your career, you are definitely part of the reason why I love the sport. Your passion and dedication is simply inspiring.
Kristine Lilly: It’s great being a role model for young kids. I love that there are some that look up to me! It has been an honor to represent my country and be an example of what you can do when you follow your dreams!
Reveryroadie: You have won a world cup and been an Olympic champion, which meant more to you and why?
Kristine Lilly: Winning both mean a lot tome. The world cup is the stage for soccer and he Olympics is the stage for Americans! I’m just glad I have one both, let alone twice!
SJ: Thank for your time Kristine and thanks for giving America a lot of great memories and thanks to the SJ members that helped me out with this.
GO TEAM USA