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Kate Markgraf: My worst injury? Having kids!

Former US Women's National Team player and 1999 FIFA World Cup winner Kate Markgraf jokes her worst injury was having kids – but believes soccer authorities should have acted sooner to help female players pursue their careers and have families. 

 

Speaking as part of the 'Mavericks: How the '99 women inspired a generation' panel to celebrate the USWNT which won the 1999 World Cup in the US, Markgraf spoke passionately about the difficulties of juggling a career at the top end of the game, while trying to have a family.

 

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And Markgraf, who won 201 caps for the United States between 1998 and 2001, says the authorities within soccer should have acted quicker to ensure giving birth isn't a 'career-ending injury'.

 

You can watch the full clip above or, alternatively, click here for the full panel involving Brandi Chastain, Michelle Akers, Briana Scurry, Shannon Macmillan, and Kristine Lilly. 

 

 

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