Kate Sobrero Markgraf

A defender who was a regular in the U.S. team that won the 1999 Women’s World Cup.

Markgraf played 201 full internationals for the United States between 1998 and 2010. Those included 16 games in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cups, five World Cup qualifiers in 2002 and 2006, and 16 games in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. In addition to the 1999 Women’s World Cup final, Markgraf played in victorious efforts in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic finals. She started five of the United States’ six games at the 1999 World Cup, including playing every minute of the quarterfinal, semifinal and final victories.

Markgraf played three seasons in the WUSA, all of them for Boston, and one season in WPS, for Chicago. She also played one season in the Swedish first division. During her WUSA and WPS seasons she played a total of 76 regular-season games and one playoff game.

Markgraf later became general manager of the U.S. women’s national team.

Elected in 2023.

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