Over the weekend, we showed you the hottest women of the 2011 FIFA World Cup. You might’ve noticed there were a bunch of Americans on that list. With the US Women’s National Team pulling off a thrilling come from behind win via penalty kicks over Brazil, the Yanks have advanced to face the French in the Semi-Finals set to take place today, July 13th. To honor their historic achievement, we’re featuring the squad’s sexiest players. Check out their profiles and pics below.
Forward (Age: 21, Caps: 19)
#13 Alex Morgan: The youngest player on the team has been compared to Mia Hamm for her speed and nose for the goal. And what a cute lil’ nose it is. As a freshman at Cal in 2007, she was the leading scorer for the Golden Bears with 8 goals. Her first appearance with the US Team came in a match versus Mexico in March 2010. She scored her first international goal against China in October 2010. Her game-winning goal against Italy in November’s Women’s World Cup Playoff is considered one of the most important in recent US history.
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Defender (Age: 33, Caps: 116)
#2 Heather Mitts: Injuries prevented the wife of Rams QB A.J. Feeley from playing in the 2003 and ’07 World Cups, but the 2-time Olympic gold medalist’s spot on this year’s roster makes her the oldest U.S. woman ever to make her World Cup debut. Hard to believe. Philadelphia Magazine named her one of the city’s “Sexiest Singles” in June 2002. She was voted ESPN.com’s “Sexiest Female Athlete” in 2004, and she was the first soccer player ever to appear in FHM. When you search “sexy soccer player”, Heather Mitts usually pops up as the top result.
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Forward (Age: 22, Caps: 5)
#5 Kelley O’Hara: The first-time national team member netted 31 goals in 61 games played at Stanford and became the first Cardinal player to win the Hermann Trophy. According to her profile on Sports Illustrated, she likes water on her cereal. I used to put apple juice on my cereal, so I don’t think that’s weird at all. Call me, Kelley.
Forward (Age: 24, Caps: 69)
#8 Amy Rodriguez: The 24-year-old USC grad led the Trojans to the NCAA Championship in 2007 and finished her career ranked fourth all-time in goals and points. The first overall pick in the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft started four of five games in the 2008 Summer Olympics and provided the game-winning assist in extra time of the Gold medal match.
Goalkeeper (Age: 29, Caps: 95)
#1 Hope Solo: Considered the preeminent keeper in the world, Solo remains refreshingly -outspoken — she was fined by WPS last year after she vented about officiating on her Twitter feed. Hope has become the unofficial face of the US Women’s National Team, and I’m pretty sure no guy is complaining.
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Forward (Age: 23, Caps: 42)
#12 Lauren Cheney: The alltime leading scorer at UCLA, Cheney was a last-minute addition to the 2008 Olympic team (for the injured Abby Wambach) and came on as a sub in each of the last three matches. Her wunder-strike in stoppage time on June 5 salvaged a 1-0 victory over Mexico in the final tune-up for Germany. She’s already got a goal and an assist leading up to the semi-final game.
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Midfielder (Age: 28, Caps: 111)
#10 Carli Lloyd: The self-described quarterback of the U.S. was responsible for one of the most memorable moments in American soccer history — a left-footed blast from the top of the area in the 96th minute that provided a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the 2008 Olympic gold medal match. Her cerebral approach is vital to the U.S. midfield.
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Defender (Age: 26, Caps: 18)
#11 Ali Krieger: Ali’s already a proven winner, having won the the 2011 German Cup with Frankfurt – her club team. After debuting for the U.S. in ’08, Krieger was not called up in ’09, but coach Pia Sundhage says she has become more aggressive and technically sound over the last year. I’m still waiting for her to get aggressive with me.