Fawcett's exclusion a mistake

February 27, 2007
By Andrea Canales, ESPNsoccernet
At only 5-foot-5, with a gentle off-field demeanor, sweet smile and warm brown eyes, longtime U.S. national team defender Joy Fawcett (née Biefeld) nicknamed "Mama Joy," probably didn't seem like an intimidating presence to opponents. However, if any underestimated her, she was as adept at proving them wrong as she was in managing to be one of the squad's most superlative performers without calling much attention to herself.

Her defensive style centered around anticipation, ...

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