Quote of the day: Meghan Klingenberg on Michelle Akers

“She was instantly recognizable – her hair, her height, the way she played. I loved the way she carried herself. She looked at everyone like, ‘I don’t care who you are, I’m going to destroy you.’ That was the coolest thing.”

Michelle Akers. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Michelle Akers. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

— Meghan Klingenberg (at 5-2, the shortest player on the U.S. women’s team) on her favorite player, Michelle Akers (who, at 5-11, was the tallest player on her team). Klingenberg was the subject of a U.S. Soccer feature.

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