2010 FIFA World Cup: The Hottest WAGs and Athletes of American Soccer
There's plenty to be happy about with the women of American soccer, whether it's off the pitch or on. It's winter in South Africa as the World Cup is set to begin, but things are still as hot as ever on the home front!
11. Leslie Osborne
The Milwaukee Native and US Women's team midfielder bears a resemblance to CSI: Miami's Emily Procter, but Osborne doesn't quit after 60 minutes.
10. Rachel Perry
The 34-year old Canadian does voice overs for VH1's "Web Junk 20", but it looks like she should be in front of a camera instead of a microphone. At least that's what Clint Mathis thought during his days as a member of the USMNT.
9. Dina McBride
Brian McBride posed with wife Dina in the 2000 SI Swimsuit Issue, and while he currently sits at second in all time goals scored for the US team, it appears McBride did top-notch work in other areas.
8. Bianca Kajlich
Landon Donovan's now ex-wife has wisely chosen to pursue a career in modeling and film. If Donovan wanted to blame his goalless 2006 World Cup performance on "distractions", could we hold it against him?
7. Natasha Kai
For the gentlemen who prefer their ladies slightly (okay, extremely) tattooed, there's Natasha Kai. In so many ways, the 27-year old Hawaiian gets more ink than any American soccer player, male or female. She also happens to have an olympic gold medal to her name, after being part of the 2008 US Women's team in Beijing.
The singer that broke onto the pop-music scene as a teenager must have found a common ground with Freddy Adu. Lots of hype, still waiting for an adult-life follow through from both of them.
5. Lauren McDonald
She may look like the kind of gal that has served billions and billions with her double stack, but Maurice Edu apparently thinks she's "serious" material. That is at least, according to Scottish tabloids.
4. Hope Solo
After being benched for a semi-final match during the 2007 Women's World Cup, Solo blasted her head coach, claiming that the Americans would have won if she had been tending to the net. Solo apparently likes to be the one getting in someone's way, not the other way around. She's also the only woman that can make a goalkeeper's jersey sexy. Let's "hope" that trend can somehow continue.
3. Heather Mitts
Quite possibly the finest blonde to come out of the University of Florida, (sorry, Erin Andrews), the gold medalist and NCAA Champion looks fantastic, and doesn't stand on the sideline.
2. Salome Khorasanchi
When Oguchi Onyewu signed with AC Milan, he was bound to come across some beautiful women in the fashion obsessed city in the Alps. If Onyewu can defend as well as he can score, the US is in for a great World Cup.
1. Brandi Chastain
Dream woman? Maybe not quite. But in 1999, against a communist nation, Brandi Chastain sealed the World Cup triumph for the United States, and immediately stripped to her sports bra in celebration. Chastain's boldness completely shifted the mindset of female athletes heading into the new millenium. She then proceeded to use FCC non-approved language in her post-game interview. A woman exercising all kinds of freedom on behalf of her country, on a world stage. What could be sexier?