No 2008 Olympics For Pregnant U.S. Soccer Team Captain

The captain of the U.S. women's national soccer team the past three years and world record holder for caps will miss the Olympics because she is pregnant. Kristine Lilly, who has been part of all eight U.S. Women’s World Cup and Olympics teams, said she will not play any international soccer in 2008. In April, the team will try to qualify for the Beijing games. The 36-year-old Lilly has scored 129 career international goals, second in women's soccer history to Mia Hamm (158). Lilly said she is open to playing again in the future. "I'm not closing any doors as far as soccer," said Lilly, who has played 340 games for the United States. "But for now, I’m focusing on becoming a mom for the first time and everything that goes with that experience."

Lilly played in her 300th match on Jan. 18, 2006, against Norway, at the Four Nations Tournament in China, becoming the first man or woman to reach that milestone.

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