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Brandi Chastain

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  • American women showing true grit at World Cup

    American women showing true grit at World Cup
    Despite a driving rain and chilly temperatures at the Women's World Cup semifinal in Monchengladbach, Germany this week, the victory of the American team over the French sent rays of hope to serious and occasional soccer fans around the nation. On...
  • Success of U.S. women's soccer program years in the making

    Success of U.S. women's soccer program years in the making
    It was an hour or so after the game, on the ride back to the team hotel, that Alex Morgan found a moment to reminisce. Her second-half goal had helped the United States defeat France, earning a spot in the Women's World Cup final Sunday, but Morgan was...
  • Another chance for U.S. women to lift their sport

    LONDON — Before the largest crowd to ever watch a women's Olympic soccer match, in a stadium synonymous with what Europeans call football, the U.S. won gold and with it, another chance for the sport to become less of a quadrennial attraction back...
  • 'Splash': Chuy Bravo's replacement Brandi Chastain dives right in

     
    "Splash" lost a contestant at the outset in its second episode, as "Chelsea Lately" sidekick Chuy Bravo had to bow out after suffering a foot injury. The show was prepared for it, though, bringing in soccer star Brandi Chastain as his replacement....
  • First lady to lead delegation to Olympics

    First lady to lead delegation to Olympics
    — First lady Michelle Obama will lead a presidential delegation to Friday's opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and she plans to meet Queen Elizabeth, cheer on Team USA and inspire kids to get fit during a four-day trip....
  • Michelle Obama heads to London for Olympic Games

    Michelle Obama heads to London for Olympic Games
    WASHINGTON--First lady Michelle Obama begins a four-day trip to London on Thursday to take in the 2012 Olympic Games, meet with Queen Elizabeth and inspire kids to get fit. The first lady is leading the presidential delegation to Friday’s Olympic...
  • Video: The greatest moment in U.S. soccer history?

     
    To be fair, U.S. soccer history doesn't have a huge collection of great moments. A few that quickly come to mind: The United States beating England in the 1950 World Cup. Brandi Chastain's PK against China to win the 1999 Women's World Cup in front of a...
  • Olympics: New IOC guidelines allow beach volleyball players to cover up

     
    Remember the ensuing hoopla when American soccer player Brandi Chastain whipped off her jersey to reveal a relatively modest black sports bra when her penalty-shootout kick bested China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup? Just in time for the 2012 London...
  • How the “Social Media Olympics” #FAIL at social media

     
    For all this talk about the 2012 London Olympics being the first “Social Media Olympics,” things aren't exactly going according to script for NBC, the IOC and London 2012. Rather than understanding how social media works — sharing,...
  • Magical moment for Wambach, U.S.

    As Abby Wambach sprinted toward the corner flag, 122 minutes into Sunday's Women's World Cup quarterfinal against Brazil, the immediate reaction was: Did that just happen? Did Megan Rapinoe deliver a pass, at the end of a sprint down the left side of the...
  • United States Advances to Women's World Cup

    United States Advances to Women's World Cup
    Team USA is going back to the Finals. The United States defeated France on Wednesday 3-1 to advance to Sunday's World Cup finale against Japan. The match will be the first finals match for Team USA since 1999 when Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain...
  • Peninsula high school stars hope World Cup run helps soccer's popularity

    Peninsula high school stars hope World Cup run helps soccer's popularity
    When Briana Scurry stuffed that penalty kick and Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey, it was the summer of 1999. Brittany Hammons was 6 years old, but she remembers. This year's run, which has the United States women in Sunday's World Cup final against...