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Brandi Chastain    

Defender on the U.S. Women's 1999 World Cup Champion Soccer Team

Brandi Denise Chastain is an American retired soccer player, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, coach, and sports broadcaster. She played for the United States women's national soccer team from 1988–2004. In her 192 caps on the team, she scored 30 goals playing primarily in the defender and midfielder positions. She scored a World Cup-winning penalty shootout goal against China in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup final.

Chastain played professionally for Shiroki FC in the Japan Women's Football League, the San Jose CyberRays of the Women's United Soccer Association, FC Gold Pride of Women's Professional Soccer, and California Storm of Women's Premier Soccer League.

Chastain was named to the USWNT All-Time Best XI in 2013. In March 2017, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.


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Soccer icon Brandi Chastain agrees to donate brain for concussion research
Brandi Chastain, whose iconic celebration at the 1999 Women’s World Cup became a lasting symbol of power and success in women’s sports, announced Thursday morning that she has decided to donate her brain after death to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to be studied by the renowned Boston University CTE program.

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