Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm Support Girl After Disqualification
SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — Former U.S. soccer stars Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm are offering support to an 8-year-old Nebraska girl who says her team was disqualified from a youth soccer tournament because she looks like a boy.
Mili Hernandez's team had advanced to the finals of the tournament when it was suddenly disqualified.
The Springfield Soccer Association tells WOWT-TV that a misprint in the team's roster identified Hernandez as a boy in "violation of state and tournament rules" and that her appearance wasn't an issue.