She stayed active in the sport after retiring from competitive play in 2004. Notably, Hamm became a co-owner of the Los Angeles Football Club of Major League Soccer in 2014 (together with her husband, retired baseball star Nomar Garciaparra, and a number of others); the team began play in 2018. She also is an ambassador for The Mia Hamm Foundation, which provides support to children's hospitals.
Hamm was named the greatest female soccer player of all time by ESPN in 2013. The same year, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
She has said that she plans to continue playing soccer until she is 50 years old.
In addition to her husband and football club partner, Nomar Garciaparra, Mia Hamm is also married to baseball player Carlos Delgado. They met while Delgado was still playing for the New York Mets and she was still competing for the United States on the international stage. They have three children: Natasha, Noe, and Carlos Jr.
Mia Hamm earned $5 million during her career as a professional soccer player. She also received $125,000 in appearance fees and another $250,000 for coaching services.
After retirement, Hamm had several business ventures including a soccer ball manufacturer called Big Mamma's. The company went bankrupt in 2009.
Garciaparram, Nomar, 2003 Corrym, Christian 1994-2002 Mia Hamm/Wife Mia Hamm is still working hard to attain her objectives eight years after retiring from soccer glory. The Olympic winner, now 44, is married to retired baseball all-star Nomar Garciaparra and the mother of twin daughters, Grace and Ava, 9, and Garrett, 4.
Mia Hamm was born on January 4th, 1970 in Southfield, Michigan. She was raised by her parents, Thomas and Mary Hamm, who were both educators. Her father died when she was only 12 years old so she could not remember him but she said that he was very supportive of her career choices. When she was 18 years old, she moved to Europe so she could pursue a professional soccer career. She played for two seasons in Germany's Frauen Bundesliga before moving back to America where she joined the national team. In 1992, she helped her country win its first ever Olympic gold medal with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Japan. She ended her career at the end of the 1996 season with the National Team. Since then, she has been working as a soccer analyst for ESPN and ABC Sports.
On May 24th, 1994, just a few months after ending her National Team career, she married Nomar Garciaparra. They met while Nomar was playing for the Chicago White Sox and they had known each other for more than ten years already. They have two children together: a daughter, Grace, and a son, Christian, Jr.
So, what has Hamm been doing to since she retired from soccer in 2004? Unsurprisingly, she remains active in the soccer scene. She's written books, been on TV, and advocated for women's sports, but her most ambitious dream is to become a co-owner of two professional soccer teams.
Hamm had a successful career as a soccer player, winning three World Cups with the American Women's National Team and being named the Best Female Player in the World by France's magazine Le Ballon d'Or twice. After retiring from soccer, she became one of the best female players ever by helping lead the American Women's National Team into its first Olympic gold medal game before losing to Japan's national team.
In 2007, she started her own brand of clothing called Mia Hamm Designs. The line includes shirts, shorts, and hats that feature the logo on them. In addition, Hamm has appeared in commercials for Nike and Ford.
She has also been involved in politics as a member of Congress since 2005 when she was elected to serve South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. She has served on the House Education Committee and the Select Committee on Women's Health.
In 2010, Hamm began advocating for women's sports by starting a campaign called "HeForShe", which aims to get more men involved in supporting women's sports programs around the world.
Mia Hamm divorced her first spouse after six years of marriage in 2001. In 2003, she married now-retired Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra and had twin girls in 2007 and a boy in 2012. They were married for five years before divorcing in 2008.
Mia Hamm's second marriage ended in divorce in 2013. She has not been married since then and is currently dating baseball player Jose Bautista.
Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra met while they were both playing for the Chicago White Sox. They married on October 30, 2003. The wedding took place at the Church of the Holy Cross in Somerville, Massachusetts with 100 guests in attendance. The couple has two children together: a daughter named Luca and a son named Giovanni. After five years of marriage, Garciaparra retired at the end of the 2008 season and they decided to separate. He later filed for divorce in 2009 citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in March 2013.
Mia Hamm started dating Toronto Blue Jays player Jose Bautista in 2014. They became engaged that same year but broke up shortly before the 2015 World Series when it was revealed that he had used cocaine twice within the past year.