Cindy Parlow

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameCynthia Marie "Cindy"•Parlow (-Cone)
Used nameCindy•Parlow
Born8 May 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee (USA)
Measurements177 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsAtlanta Beat
NOC United States

Biography

Cindy Parlow was a midfielder who played for the US National Team from 1995-2006, earning 158 international caps. She played for the US at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics, winning gold medals in 1996 and 2004 and a bronze medal in 2000. She also was on the US team at the 1999 and 2003 FIFA World Cups, helping win the title in 1999.

Parlow played in college at the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1998. She helped the Tar Heels win the NCAA title three times and was the Hermann Award winner as the top player in the nation in both her junior and senior years.

Cindy Parlow played professionally from 2001-03 with the Atlanta Beat. She later became a coach, serving as an assistant at her alma mater from 2007-12, and then coaching the Portland Thorns FC in 2012-13. She began coaching the Berkshire Soccer Academy in 2015. Parlow was inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2018, and is also a member of the Tennessee State Soccer Association Hall of Fame and the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2019 Parlow-Cone was elected Vice-President of the US Soccer Federation (USSF), filling a vacancy. In February 2020 she was elected to a full four-year term as Vice-President. Shortly thereafter, the President of USSF, Carlos Cordeiro, resigned after a public relations fiasco related to a lawsuit by the women’s national team. Parlow-Cone ascended to become President of the USSF upon Cordeiro’s resignation.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Cindy Parlow
Football, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Cindy Parlow
Football, Women (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
2004 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Cindy Parlow
Football, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

Special Notes