Brandi Chastain: Not Just One of the Boys
Michelle Medlock Adams
Library Books - Children;
Some would argue that Brandi Chastain single-handedly made women's soccer popular. Few people knew much about the best female soccer players in the world until after the 1999 Women's World Cup finals. That's when Brandi scored a goal on a penalty kick after the second overtime of the U.S. versus China match and struck her famous pose. She was photographed on her knees, mouth wide open, eyes closed, fists in the air, wearing a black sports bra, and white soccer shorts. Her celebration pose was featured on magazines and newspapers around the world. After that, Brandi became a household name. People knew her for her sports bra, but she's much more than that. She is a devoted wife, a step-mom, a college graduate, an author, a philanthropist, and more. In this book you can discover how Brandi became the fabulous athlete and wonderful lady she is today.