Former soccer star Mia Hamm will serve as a special contributor for espnW during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
During the three-week tournament, Hamm will write blog postings for espnw.com along with taking part in select appearances on ESPN telecasts.
Hamm is the latest addition from the 1999 US Women’s National Team to join ESPN for coverage of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Teammates Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain and Brianna Scurry as well as former head coach Tony DiCicco will also have a presence on the network.
“Mia Hamm is the one of the most decorated female soccer players in history, and we couldn’t think of a better analyst to join espnW for the 2011 FIFA World Cup.,” said Laura Gentile, vice president, espnW. “Mia brings a wealth of knowledge about international soccer play as well as what it takes to win at any level. Her expertise will be invaluable for our fans as they watch the tournament proceed.”