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Retired women's standout Mia Hamm nominated to the board of directors for Italian club Roma

  • AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, left, controls the ball past Sampdoria midfielder Roberto Soriano  during a Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and AS Roma, in Genoa, Italy, Saturday, Oct 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlo Baroncini)

    AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, left, controls the ball past Sampdoria midfielder Roberto Soriano during a Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and AS Roma, in Genoa, Italy, Saturday, Oct 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlo Baroncini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bayern's Mehdi Benatia, right ,walks past Roma's Francesco Totti during the Group E Champions League soccer match between Roma and Bayern Munich at the Olympic stadium, in Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Bayern won 7-1. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Bayern's Mehdi Benatia, right ,walks past Roma's Francesco Totti during the Group E Champions League soccer match between Roma and Bayern Munich at the Olympic stadium, in Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Bayern won 7-1. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo taken on Nov. 8, 2010, Mia Hamm attends the 20th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York. Retired women's soccer star Mia Hamm has been nominated to Italian club Roma's board of directors. Roma is traded on the Milan stock exchange and the nomination was made at a club shareholder meeting Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The 42-year-old Hamm helped the United States to two World Cup titles, including the inaugural edition in 1991 in China, and won the women's FIFA world player of the year award in 2001 and 2002 - the first two times that the honor was given. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

    FILE - In this file photo taken on Nov. 8, 2010, Mia Hamm attends the 20th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York. Retired women's soccer star Mia Hamm has been nominated to Italian club Roma's board of directors. Roma is traded on the Milan stock exchange and the nomination was made at a club shareholder meeting Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The 42-year-old Hamm helped the United States to two World Cup titles, including the inaugural edition in 1991 in China, and won the women's FIFA world player of the year award in 2001 and 2002 - the first two times that the honor was given. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)  (The Associated Press)

Retired women's soccer star Mia Hamm has been nominated to Italian club Roma's board of directors.

Roma is traded on the Milan stock exchange and the nomination was made at a club shareholder meeting Monday.

The 42-year-old Hamm helped the United States to two World Cup titles, including the inaugural edition in 1991 in China, and won the women's FIFA world player of the year award in 2001 and 2002 — the first two times that the honor was given.

Roma was bought by a group of four Boston executives three years ago and Richard D'Amore, a member of that group, rejoined the board. Former club president Thomas DiBenedetto and New York lawyer Joe Tacopina, who recently became president of second-division club Bologna, left the board.

Board members serve three-year terms.