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Lilly, last of US Soccer's 'Fab 5,' retiring

Kristine Lilly only seemed as if she would play forever.The last remaining player from the U.S. teams that transformed women's soccer from a fringe college sport into an international phenomenon announced Wednesday that she is retiring at 39. Her 352 appearances is an international record, and she is both the youngest and oldest player to score for the U.S. She is second only to Mia Hamm in both goals scored (130) and assists (105)."I'm just at the point in my life with my family and career where it was the right time," said Lilly, who returned to national team duty last year after giving birth to daughter Sidney in 2008. "I never knew what the right time was going to feel like, but I finally got there."Just 16 when she made her U.S. debut against China on Aug. 3, 1987, Lilly joined Hamm, Julie Foudy, Joy Fawcett and Brandi Chastain on the American teams that dominated the game and made it cool for little girls everywhere to play sports. After winning the first Women's World Cup in 199...

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