Cindy Parlow

A forward who was a regular in the United States team that won the 1999 Women’s World Cup, and who won Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004.

During her career in the U.S. national team, Parlow played 158 full internationals, in which she scored 75 goals. Those 158 caps included two games at the 1996 Olympics, six at the 1999 Women’s World Cup, five at the 2000 Olympics, five at the 2003 Women’s World Cup and two at the 2004 Olympics, plus four World Cup qualifiers. In the 1999 World Cup, she scored two goals, one in a first-round game against Nigeria and one in the semifinal victory over Brazil. She added another goal against Nigeria in the 2003 World Cup. Her first full international was against Russia in January 1996 and her last against Mexico in December 2004.

Parlow played three seasons in the Women’s United Soccer Association, all of them with the Atlanta Beat. She was a member of the Atlanta teams that finished as runner-up for the WUSA title in 2001 and 2003. She was a second-team WUSA all-star in 2001, and during her WUSA career played 55 regular-season games and five playoff games.

Inducted in 2018.