Brandi Chastain

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James Corden Awesomely Pranks Beckham

There's a reason the 'statue' didn't look like the soccer star

(Newser) - At least he liked the hair. David Beckham went to see a statue of himself before the official unveiling, and was shocked by what he saw, CNN reports. The statue was not at all flattering: "It doesn't really look nothing like me," Beckham said. "I mean,... More »

Brandi Chastain's Plaque Does Not Go Over Well

People think image of soccer great looks more like Babe Ruth

(Newser) - The good news for Brandi Chastain is that she got inducted into the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday for her soccer prowess. The bad news is that much of the attention is focusing on her plaque, which bears an image of her that is, as... More »

Brandi Chastain Will Donate Her Brain for Concussion Study

Not many brains donated to CTE research are from women

(Newser) - Brandi Chastain, whose penalty kick gave the United States the 1999 Women's World Cup title, has pledged her brain for concussion research. The 47-year-old Chastain announced her donation to the Massachusetts-based Concussion Legacy Foundation on Thursday. Upon her death, her brain will go to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, a... More »

Chastain Gets Her Bra Back

Symbol of '99 World Cup victory rescued from bankruptcy court

(Newser) - The sports bra Brandi Chastain was wearing when she shredded her shirt after making a game-winning penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup has been returned to her, USA Today reports. Like much other memorabilia at New York City’s short-lived Sports Museum of America, it was taken by a... More »

Bankrupt Sports Museum Holds Mementos Hostage

(Newser) - New York’s Sports Museum of America has filed for bankruptcy, and is holding some priceless memorabilia hostage, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though more established halls of fame saw the move coming and pulled out loaners, the trustee wants legal fees from owners of items still in storage, or... More »

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