Led the U.S. women's soccer team to a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics as a forward, and held the U.S. record for international goals with 158 until she was topped by Abby Wambach in 2013.
She appeared in 275 matches for the US national team from 1987 to 2004.
Pele included her on the list of of FIFA's 125 best living players.
She developed congenital talipes equinovarus, also known as club foot, and had to wear corrective shoes while moving around the country with her military family.
She gave birth to twins Grace and Ava on March 28, 2007 with Nomar Garciaparra, whom she married on November 22, 2003. She and Nomar had their first son, Garrett, in January 2012.