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Carla Overbeck

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Full nameCarla Werden Overbeck
Playing positiondefender

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Carla Werden Overbeck (born April 8, 1968 in Pasadena, California) is an American soccer player and longtime member and captain of the United States women's national soccer team. She is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Overbeck, a central defender, grew up in Richardson, Texas, where she attended Richardson High School. She played college soccer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, whose team won the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship each of Overbeck's four seasons there. She first appeared with the U.S. national team on June 1, 1988, and was a member of the U.S. team that won the first FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. She was one of two players to play every minute of each of the team's games at the 1995 Women's World Cup, the 1996 Summer Olympics, and the 1999 Women's World Cup. She retired from international competition following the 2000 Summer Olympics, finishing her career with an impressive 168 caps.

In late 1999, Carla was diagnosed with Graves' Disease.

She played for the Raleigh Wings of the W-League and the Carolina Courage of the WUSA.

Overbeck was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on August 28, 2006.

In December 2009, Carla Overbeck became an official spokesperson for Instaflex.

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