For the match at Mile High Stadium, the only starter absent from the U.S. team that took the field in the Women's World Cup semifinal on July 4th in front of 73,123 fans at Stanford Stadium will be midfielder Michelle Akers, who is taking some time off to rest and rehabilitate. Brazil will also have the ability to field 10 of its 11 starters from the semifinal, with its less-than-mysterious absentee being goalkeeper Maravilha, whose juggle of a Julie Foudy cross in just the 4th minute ended up on the head of Cindy Parlow and then in the back of the net. The Americans will also bring forward Tiffeny Milbrett, who led the USA in goals with three during USA '99, the world's all-time leading scorer in Mia Hamm and the world's all-time leader in international appearances in Kristine Lilly.
On the Brazil roster for the match is forward Roseli, her country's most dangerous striker who missed the 1999 Women's World Cup with a knee injury, ironically suffered against the USA in the championship game of the NIKE U.S. Cup '98. It was Roseli's goal against the USA in São Paulo in December of 1997 that earned Brazil its first ever victory over the Americans, 1-0. Brazil will also bring its stars from the Women's World Cup team in midfielder Sissi, who tied for the tournament lead in scoring with seven goals, as well as attacking personalities Katia, Pretinha, Formiga and Maicon, all of whom dazzled their opponents last summer here in the USA.
USA vs. Brazil * Sept. 26, 1999
Mile High Stadium * Denver, Colo.
|1||Scurry, Briana||GK||5'8"||145||9/7/71||Dayton, Minn.||UMass||96|
|3||Pearce, Christie||D||5'6"||140||6/24/75||Point Pleasant, N.J.||Monmouth||51/2|
|4||Overbeck, Carla||D||5'7"||125||5/9/68||Chapel Hill, N.C.||UNC||151/7|
|5||Roberts, Tiffany||M||5'4"||120||5/05/77||San Ramon, Ca.||UNC||75/6|
|6||Chastain, Brandi||D||5'7"||135||7/21/68||San Jose, Ca.||Santa Clara||102/21|
|7||Whalen, Sara||D||5'5"||130||4/28/76||Greenlawn, N.Y.||UConn||38/2|
|8||MacMillan, Shannon||F||5'5"||135||10/7/74||Escondido, Ca.||Portland||85/20|
|9||Hamm, Mia||F||5'5"||130||3/17/72||Chapel Hill, N.C.||UNC||180/111|
|11||Foudy, Julie||M||5'6"||130||1/23/71||Mission Viejo, Ca.||Stanford||162/32|
|12||Parlow, Cindy||F||5'11"||145||5/08/78||Memphis, Tenn.||UNC||63/24|
|13||Lilly, Kristine||M||5'4"||125||7/22/71||Wilton, Conn.||UNC||187/77|
|14||Fawcett, Joy||D||5'5"||130||2/8/68||Hunt. Bch., Ca.||UC Berkeley||149/20|
|15||Venturini, Tisha||M||5'6"||125||3/3/73||Modesto, Ca.||UNC||125/43|
|16||Milbrett, Tiffeny||F||5'2"||125||10/23/72||Portland, Ore.||Portland||125/64|
|18||Webber, Saskia||GK||5'9"||145||6/13/71||Princeton, N.J.||Rutgers||27|
|20||Sobrero, Kate||D||5'9"||140||8/23/76||Bloomfield Hills, Mich.||UND||32/0|
|22||Fotopoulos, Danielle||F||5'11"||165||3/24/76||Altamonte Springs, Fla.||Florida||23/8|
|24||Ducar, Tracy||GK||5'7"||135||6/18/73||N. Andover, Mass.||UNC||24|