Mia Hamm And Mallory Pugh Star In Gatorade’s Women’s World Cup Ad
While we can doubt the historical accuracy of this Gatorade commercial — Mia Hamm played her final match for the USWNT in 2004, when Mallory Pugh was only six — we can’t doubt its quality, or its use of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
As the second-youngest player on the USWNT World Cup roster, Pugh will be an inspiration to many this summer. The 21-year-old already has 53 caps and 16 goals to her name, and she’ll likely be the first player Jill Ellis turns to if the USWNT needs a spark in attack.
At the age of 19, Hamm scored six goals at the 1991 World Cup. While no one is expecting Pugh to come close to matching that mark, the Colorado native has already demonstrated her big-game ability when scoring against Colombia at the 2016 Summer Olympics, becoming the youngest-ever U.S. goalscorer at the Games.