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Mike Bianchi: Take Pride in Orlando’s 2 GOATs — Marta and Michelle Akers

ORLANDO, Fla. — It is a question that literally could have gotten their goat, er, GOAT. They could have been annoyed. They could have been dismissive. They could have just laughed it off as some goofball sports columnist asking a dumb question at the team’s annual Media Day.
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USWNT great Michelle Akers hopes Orlando Pride coaching gig opens doors for other former stars to lead

U.S. national team legend Michelle Akers, who won World Cups in 1991 and 1999, has long felt she had something to offer up-and-coming players. She's firmly in the conversation for the greatest players in the history of USWNT, and it wasn't just down to her natural physical prowess and technical skills alone; her relentless work ethic and unwavering mentality become her most influential weapons. She learned, as a player on the USWNT, how to become a winner.
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Michelle Akers joins Orlando Pride coaching staff

Michelle Akers had just sold her farm in Georgia, had flights purchased and booked, and was ready to transport her herd of horses to begin a cross-country move to Bend, Oregon. But two weeks before all that was expected to materialize, Akers received an unexpected call. Amanda Cromwell, who was in the final stages of becoming the Orlando Pride’s new head coach, asked the U.S. soccer legend to ...

Michelle Akers, U.S. soccer legend, joining Orlando Pride coaching staff

A familiar face to the Central Florida soccer scene will be sporting purple for the 2022 NWSL season. U.S. women’s national team legend Michelle Akers has been hired to the Orlando Pride’s coaching staff, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Orlando Sentinel. An official announcement from the team came later Wednesday. Akers will be Amanda Cromwell’s assistant coach but also be ...