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Heather Mitts
Heather Mitts United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Soccer
  • Height: 5'5" / 1.65m
  • Weight: 119 lbs / 54.0 kg
  • Born: 6/9/1978
  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Career Highlights: A veteran and popular member of the U.S. since making her debut against Finland on Feb. 24, 1999, Mitts is a leader with strong defensive play. She's helped the U.S. to gold medals at the last two Olympics and was a member of last summer's World Cup team, but she didn't play as the club went on to lose the final to Japan on penalties. While her time on the national team appears to be coming to an end, she's still proved to be a valuable member of the locker room and will likely provide depth and experience to the back line. Her experience may prove to be important to coach Pia Sundhage, who has opted to use Mitts off the bench when trying to hold on to a lead. Mitts was once considered a star for the U.S. but now fills a specific defensive role.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004
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