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Welcome to the club, Lil

In a career that spanned four (!) decades, what distinguished the indefatigable Kristine Lilly was not just her remarkable longevity, writes her former teammate Julie Foudy, but also her heart, her humility, and her mastery of the dreaded beep test.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:22 AM ET
By Julie Foudy

If I knew how to clone someone, I would clone Kristine Lilly. But because my cloning technical abilities are a bit rusty, I will perform my other magic trick. Does anyone remember that cartoon (and I may be showing my age with this Super Friends reference, but I am willing to take that risk in the name of magic) in which two superheroes say, with great drama, "Wonder Twins ACTIVATE, in the form of..."? And then they would bump watches or knuckles (I just remember it was some kind of arm thing) ...

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