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Why U.S. women’s soccer pioneer Sharon McMurtry matters to this generation of players

Sharon McMurtry, backrow 2nd from left, first USWNT.

Seattle native Sharon McMurtry, the first woman to be named U.S. Soccer Player of the Year and one of the finest midfielders of her era, has become something of a forgotten idol. But her generation’s influence can be felt three decades later as the players seek pay equity.

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