Sons of IX
Lindsay and Michael Bradley
Dad Bob coached Michael on the U.S. soccer team, and Uncle Scott played eight seasons of big league baseball, so it's no surprise that credit for the kid's success usually skews to the paternal side. But Michael's mother, the former Lindsay Sheehan, might be the best athlete of the bunch. She was first-team All-America in field hockey (1985) and lacrosse ('85 and '86) at Virginia, and still holds the NCAA season record for lax points per game. Lindsay and Bob emphasized unselfishness with their three kids. (Michael has two sisters: Ryan played tennis, Kerry danced ballet.) And Mom sees some of herself in Michael, a star midfielder for Italy's Chievo. "I knew that to win, it would take the whole team," Lindsay says. "And one of Michael's best qualities is that he tries to make everyone better."