Shannon MacMillan

A forward who played in the U.S. national team for a dozen years and was the “supersub” of the 1999 Women’s World Cup champions.

MacMillan played 176 full internationals for the United States, the first against Australia in July 1993 and the last against Mexico in October 2005. Included in that long career were four World Cup qualifiers in 2002 and eight World Cup games in 1999 and 2003. She played in all six of the United States’ games at the 1999 Women’s World Cup, five of them as a substitute. She scored a goal in the one game she started, against North Korea, and her corner kick seconds after entering the quarterfinal against Germany set up the game-winning goal. In addition to her two World Cups, she also played for the United States in two Olympic Games, 1996 and 2000. In the 1996 Olympics, she scored the winning goal in overtime in the United States’ semifinal victory over Norway, and then had the opening goal of the United States’ victory over China in the final.

MacMillan played three seasons in the WUSA, all of them with San Diego, two seasons in the Japanese professional league and one season in the WPSL. She was named an all-star in the inaugural WUSA season, 2001, and played 43 WUSA regular-season games.

Inducted in 2016.

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