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Brandi Chastain on her World Cup-winning penalty and iconic celebration
Soccer Legend Brandi Chastain Talks USWNT, Alex Morgan and Iconic World Cup Penalty Kick
On Sunday, the current edition raised the bar ever higher. Great sport requires only three things: excellence of skill, uncertainty of outcome and a crescendo of drama until the last second. Gender or sex is irrelevant. Chastain, who scored the winning shootout goal for the United States in the World Cup final, cited growing concerns over the long-term safety of heading the ball. Talking to kids about personal safety is like talking about retirement planning. The U. But even heavy favorites can suffer upsets, and Norway proved to be the spoiler in controversial fashion.
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The moment not only produced the sport's biggest prize to the USA, but also catapulted Chastain to worldwide stardom - in part, due to a photo that would become iconic of her taking off her top to celebrate the win. But the penalty is unusual not just because of the circumstances, but because Brandi took it with her left foot. While she classes herself as ambidextrous, her right was the more natural for a moment of huge importance.
Twenty years ago this summer, a shot was heard around the world. That day, July 10, , the U. After two scoreless overtime periods, the game went to penalty kicks. Since then Chastain, now 50, has been deeply involved in the game.