Michelle Akers recalls first big win for U.S. in women's soccer -- the 1991 World Cup

"The '91 team, our U.S. men weren't really a presence at that time," Akers said. "So for most Americans, a World Cup was like, 'What's that?' For Americans, it's the Olympics -- that's the event that we all know and are brought up with, so it's been kind of a learning process for the American public to understand and care about what the World Cup is."

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Kathryn SwintMichelle Akers