Brandi Chastain

I went to professional men’s soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.

“I went to professional men’s soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with … Read More

And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn’t do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates.

“And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment … Read More

The “r” word [racism] is a scary word to me – I don’t like to say it. I’m not trying to say it doesn’t exist. It’s incredibly inflammatory and invites a lot of awful mistakes and injustices that have happened and still do happen. It’s a word that has been thrown around in a way that incites a lot of bad feelings in most people.

“The “r” word [racism] is a scary word to me – I don’t like to say it. I’m not trying to say it doesn’t exist. … Read More

You’re just trying to be yourself, and for me, playing soccer is being myself. One day, you’re one person on a team. The next thing people are asking your opinion about things you’re not an expert on. Because they recognize you, they think you must know something about something – which isn’t necessarily the case.

“You’re just trying to be yourself, and for me, playing soccer is being myself. One day, you’re one person on a team. The next thing … Read More

Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women’s Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again.

“Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like … Read More