Julie Foudy was a star of the U.S. Women's National Team for more than 17 years. A great leader, she was the captain of the United States teams in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, World Cup qualifying in 2002, and the 2003 World Cup.
She was a member of the U.S. team that won the Women’s World Cup in 1991 and 1999 as well as Olympic gold medalist in 1996 and 2004. She was also Olympic silver medalist in 2000. During the 1996 Olympic Games, she played every minute of the United States’ five matches. All told, Foudy played in 24 World Cup Games, 12 World Cup qualifiers, and 16 Olympic games.
While attending Stanford University, Foudy was named NSCAA All-American for four consecutive years. She was the 1989 Soccer America Freshmen of the Year. In 1991, she was Soccer America Player of the Year.
In 2007 Julie was inducted into the first all-female class of the National Soccer Hall of Fame alongside friend and teammate Mia Hamm.
Off the field, Julie runs the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, an organization that through soccer teaches girls how to be leaders on the field and in life. She has fought threats to Title IX and is a past President of the the Women’s Sports Foundation, a charitable educational non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls through sports.
Foudy is also a sports commentator for ESPN, ABC, and NBC Sports.