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Lorrie Fair



City of Birth:

Los Altos, Calif.




U.S. Women

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Debuted for the USA at the age of 17 against Norway on Feb. 4, 1996 … Played primarily defender for the national team before settling in at midfield in 2000 … Was honored as the Chevy Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2000 ... 2002: Played in 18 matches for the USA, starting 10 … Earned her 100th cap for the USA against Scotland on Sept. 8 in Columbus, Ohio … A member of the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup Team that qualified the USA for the 2003 Women’s World Cup ... 2001: Played in five matches for the USA, starting all five, including a two-game series in China … 2000: In her first year as a consistent starter, she played in 33 matches (tied for second on the team) and started 29 … Started more matches in 2000 (29) than she had in her four previous years combined (22) … Took advantage of injuries and the retirement of Michelle Akers to earn one of the central midfield spots and started all five Olympic matches ... Scored six of her seven career goals and also had two assists ... Played all 462 minutes of the Olympics, helping the U.S. win the silver medal ... Twice had two-goal games in the month of June, the first against Canada on June 2 and the second vs. Trinidad & Tobago on June 23 …  1999: The youngest member of the 1999 Women's World Cup championship team, she played in four of the six games as a substitute … Played in 17 games for the USA in 1999, starting six … Named U.S. Soccer’s Chevrolet Young Female Athlete of the Year … 1998: Had breakthrough year with the national team in 1998, playing in 15 games and starting several important matches, including both contests in the 1998 Goodwill Games … Scored first international goal of her career against New Zealand at RFK Stadium on May 30, 1998 … The daughter of a Chinese mother and Caucasian father, she played against China in China for the first time on Jan. 21, 1998, in Guangzhou … 1997: Started all three games at defender and played all 270 minutes on the USA's tour of Australia in early 1997 … Played nine games for the USA in 1997, starting eight … Pre-1996: Trained with the Women's National Team in September and December camps in 1995 and earned a spot in the residential training camp for the 1996 Olympic Games … Named an alternate for the ’96 Olympic Team … Played 11 games for the USA in 1996, starting two … Debuted for the national team against then-reigning Women's World Cup champion Norway in February of 1996 ... Youth National Teams: One of the youngest players ever in the U.S. Under‑20 Women's National Team player pool, she played for the U-20s for five years, starting in 1994 ... The youth national team veteran played on the 1994, ’96, ’97 and ’98 U‑20 Nordic Cup teams … Helped the U‑20s to the Nordic Cup championship in 1997, playing every minute of all four games ...

First Appearance: February 4, 1996, vs. Norway ...
First Goal: May 30, 1998, vs. New Zealand.



U.S. Men vs. Poland

March 31, 2004
ESPN2, 1:30 p.m. ET (Live!)

U.S. Women vs. Brazil

April 24, 2004
ESPN2, 12:00 p.m. CT (Live!)

U.S. Men vs. Mexico

April 28, 2004
Telemundo, 7:30 p.m. CT (Live!)

U.S. Women 1
Denmark 0
U.S. Women 5
France 1
U.S. Men 1
Haiti 1


U.S. defender Kate Sobrero dyed her hair bright red on a bet after teammate Joy Fawcett scored against Germany in the 1999 Women's World Cup quarterfinals, then played the rest of the tournament as a red-head.
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