It’s been 21 years since Brandi Chastain became a United States soccer icon

There are rare moments in sports history when you realize you are witnessing sports history. Moments when an athlete and their team become legendary.

And 21 years ago today, Brandi Chastain and the United States Women’s National Team reached icon status.

⭐️ July 10, 1999 ⭐️
An iconic day that’s inspired countless others. pic.twitter.com/a6LgsSDhL6

— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 10, 2020

Friday marks the anniversary of Brandi Chastain converting the winning penalty kick against China to deliver the United States Women National Team their second World Cup title, providing the sports world with one of the most unforgettable celebratory images it had ever seen.

On a Women’s National Team that featured Mia Hamm, the greatest goal scorer in international women’s soccer at the time, Chastain would become the
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