Brandi Chastain

U.S. Women's National Team

USWNT greats felt 'lucky' to play under legendary DiCicco

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Tony DiCicco had devised a hand-ball warm-up for the U.S. Women's National Team. When he observed that one of his leaders, Julie Foudy, was not buying in to the exercise, the head coach of the eventual World Cup champions felt the need to discipline the squad with an old fashioned consequence – sprints.

US Women’s National Team at the Olympics

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Since the first women's soccer tournament at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the USWNT has won four gold medals and one silver. Here's a look back at how they got it done.

Garber, Chastain among 2016 National Soccer Hall of Fame Class

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Two U.S. Women's National Team legends and the current MLS commissioner received the highest of honors on Thursday.

Brandi Chastain, Shannon MacMillan and Don Garber were elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2016, U.S. Soccer announced.

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Curtin says team is better and further ahead than it was this time last year. Lots of Union bits. More news.

Brandi Chastain CV: Won Olympic Gold, Won World Cup, Whacked by Christopher Moltisanti

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Actually, the verb that will be added to her résumé is Chopped, because the USWNT legend made it all the way to the final round of the show's Tournament of Stars before losing to former Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli. Though she narrowly missed winning $50,000 for her charity, the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI), Brandi Chastain showed a lot of guile in that pressure-packed

USWNT vs Canada: Match Diary

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In thrilling fashion, the USWNT beat Canada 4-3 to advance to the gold medal final of the Olympics, where they will meet Japan, who defeated France 2-1 earlier in the day. The final will be a rematch of last year's World Cup final, which saw Japan come away victors after topping the US through penalty kicks.

Union ready for Montreal, USWNT looks to put shine on Kiwis, more news

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The Union ready to battle Montreal. USWNT take on Kiwis in Olympic quarterfinals. SAF says he won't make money from Man U stock flotation. More news.

Adu on PK, power rankings, USA v North Korea, more

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Freddy Adu and John Hackworth on taking Sunday's penalty kick. Union moves up in power rankings. USA face North Korea today. Colombian Lady banned for punching Abby. Locals receive PDL All-Conference honors. Man U stock and Chevy. More news.

“It was awesome”: Recaps & reaction to Union comeback win, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Union's comeback win. Wambach on being sucker-punched. Another Hope Solo controversy, hurray! Califf scores gamewinner. Lehigh Valley's FC Sonic NPSL national champions. More news

Controversy On and Off the Field for US Women’s National Team

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There were fireworks both on and off the field for the US Women's National Team who defeated Colombia 3-0 on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Abby Wambach has called for the Olympic Committee to review and discipline the Colombian player who "sucker-punched" her during the game. And after the match Hope Solo went pubic on Twitter [.

Solo thoughtz

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If you aren't following Hope Solo's twitter feed, do.
Today's tweets were in response to Brandi Chastain's remarks during the US game against Colombia. At about 18 minutes, Chastain disparaged defender Rachel Bheuler's ball control. She said that Bheuler gives the ball away too much, and "needs to work on an improve on" her trapping skills.

US Women’s National Team at the Olympics

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Since the first women's soccer tournament at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the USWNT has won three gold medals and one silver. A look back at how they got it done.

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Major Link Soccer: Don Garber, Brandi Chastain, Shannon MacMillan elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

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It's time to vote for Kim Little if you haven't yet. Renaming the DC/Philly rivalry. Vancouver and Portland supporters find common ground in their hatred of Seattle.

HOF

MLS Commissioner Don Garber and former USWNT stars Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

1999: The Year You Had Two Fillings

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Twas a year of slower football, long passes to no one, really, Shannon MacMillan as super sub, Brandi Chastain with her top off, and, of course, the reign of one Mia Hamm. Reminisce:









Philadelphia Union

Union bits, BSFC on the road, Harrisburg hosts Cincinnati, LA stadium vote, NSHOF class, more

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Union off this weekend. Bethlehem on the road to Orlando. Harrisburg hosts Cincinnati. 2016 National Soccer Hall of Fame class announced. More news.

Expansion Draft today, MLS Cup Final viewership numbers show big increase, more news

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Roundup of Expansion Draft-related news. MLS Cup Final has big increase in viewership. MLS open to participating in Copa MX. More news.

What a Monday, league news, US Soccer’s new youth development initiative, more

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A roundup of Monday's trade and protected lists news from the Union and around the league. US Soccer announces new development initiative. More.

Reports on Curtin announcement, Mbolhi up for African POY, playoff recaps, Dispersal Draft date set, more

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Reports on Curtin announcement. Mbolhi up for African Player of the Year. Playoff results. Dispersal Draft date set. Ethics committee report expected this week. Local senators back Women's World Cup suit.

Hack says Torres “most likely” won’t be with Union in 2014, Plumhoff named A-10 OPOY, Dempsey out of USMNT squad, more

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Hackworth says it is "most Likely" that Roger Torres will not return in 2014. La Salle's Jason Plumhoff named A-10 Offensive Player of the Year. Dempsey and Johnson out of USMNT squad with injuries. More.

Parke to Union? More news.

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The Brotherly Game reports the Union are in talks with Downingtown-native and Seattle defender Jeff Parke. Curtin on coaching. More morning news.

Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz Philadelphia Union John Hackworth on the New York Red

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Philadelphia Union

John Hackworth on the New York Red Bulls: "I don't think they like us and I don't think we like them."

Sheanon Williams on the Red Bulls: "Regardless how many years we've been around, it's Philly and New York, and nobody in Philly likes any teams in New York, and that is definitely how it goes with the Union and Red Bulls.

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Soccer legend Brandi Chastain is still impacting the sport, this time with her brain.

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Concussions aren't just an NFL problem, former World Cup star smartly announces she wants to help soccer with her own head.

Sports fans in the US would have to be living under a rock to not know about the ongoing problems the NFL has faced with player safety and concussions. On a seemingly daily basis former players are coming forward to speak about their post-career lives and the mental issues they have faced after playing the contact sport.

Brandi Chastain donates her brain for CTE Research

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Brandi Chastain announced yesterday that she would be donating her brain to scientific research. Specifically, CTE which stands for chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Chastain was an extremely successful women's soccer player, who is definitely best known for a famous image of her ripping her shirt off after scoring a penalty to win the 1999 Women's.

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Your Friday (U.S. Soccer) Goals For April 5, 2013

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Bale and Messi are hurt, Real Madrid conquers Istanbul, and the United States Soccer Federation celebrates 100 years by taking over Times Square today, it's time for your Friday goals, but with a twist.

More after the jump:

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Your Friday (U.S. Soccer) Goals For April 5, 2013

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Bale and Messi are hurt, Real Madrid conquers Istanbul, and the United States Soccer Federation celebrates 100 years by taking over Times Square today, it's time for your Friday goals, but with a twist.

More after the jump:

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Your Friday (U.S. Soccer) Goals For April 5, 2013

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Bale and Messi are hurt, Real Madrid conquers Istanbul, and the United States Soccer Federation celebrates 100 years by taking over Times Square today, it's time for your Friday goals, but with a twist.

More after the jump:

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Hope Solo’s New Book Sparks Rampant Controversy: Villain or Victim?

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Hope Solo's New Book Sparks Rampant Controversy: Villain or Victim? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Never one to shy away from publicly exposed quarrels or full on media bouts, Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (and her newly published memoir) has, yet again, placed herself at the epicenter of a highly scrutinized controversy.

USA - v North Korea

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Here we go. . .

USA: Solo; LePeilbet, Rampone (c), Buehler, O'Hara; O'Reilly, Lloyd, Cheney, Rapinoe; Morgan, Wambach
North Korea: O Chang Ran; Kim Nam Hui, Kim Myong Gum, Choe Un Ju, Ri Ye Gyong; Jon Myong Hwa, Kim Chung Sim (C), Pong Son Hwa; Kim Song Hui, Choe Yong Sim


2 - Megan Rapino with a great run up the wing - leads to an angled shot that's out for a corner kick.

Hope Solo’s Angry Twitter Rant vs. Brandi Chastain

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If you don't' already follow U.S Goalkeeper Hope Solo's twitter stream, you really should.

Solo's twitter rant was in response to former WNT defender Brandi Chastain's remarks when the U.S. women's soccer team played Colombia on Saturday. During the first half, Chastain disparaged defender Rachel Buehler's ball control.

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2012 London Olympics: USWNT Complete Sweep of Group G, Defeat Korea 1-0

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Pia Sundhage should be proud. Her squad made history today at legendary Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United. This match marked the first time that an international women's soccer game was played at the Theatre of Dreams, with 29,000+ in attendance to watch the historic event. To top that, the USWNT defeated Korea, completing their clean sweep of Group G.

Women's Pro League Final Takes Backseat to US Women's Olympic Team

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The highest level of women's pro Soccer in the U.S. played its final Saturday. The Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Elite match was played in Rochester, New York, home of the Western New York Flash.

The game went to Pk's after the two finalists, the Flash and Chicago Red Stars, played 120 minutes to a 1-1 tie.

USWNT vs France: A Running Diary

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The USWNT started its Olympic run today with a come-from-behind 4-2 win against France at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Besides France, Colombia and North Korea join the USA in Group G for this tournament.

After going down 2-0 in less than 20 minutes, the USWNT fought back to tie the game going into halftime before ultimately bagging the win in the second half.

United States Women v France Women - Olympics Gamethread

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With four Seattle Sounders Women on the United States National Team there will be greater interest in this year's Olympics Women's soccer tournament than in year's past. The USA starts off with France a team that is clearly on the rise. Similar to the US, the French squad is strengthened by several players playing on one team, in this case Lyon.

Women's Professional Soccer Folds, WPS Is No More

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In disappointing but not altogether surprising news, Women's Professional Soccer announced today that after three seasons, it has folded. The league had already ceased operations for the 2012 season and had hoped to return in 2013, but the cancellation is now permanent.

The Rest

Around the Forest: Adi is Player of the Month

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 5/06/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

Here are two solid breakdowns of storylines to be cognizant of in this week's matchups. [Goal.com] [Guardian]

Chicharito is impressed by the progress MLS is making; begins laying the groundwork to join Galaxy in 5-10 years.

DT Rewind: Week of March 20

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It was a big week on the road for the Dynamo

Sunday

DT Rewind: Week of March 13

Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls: Highlights

Three takeaways from Houston Dynamo's loss to NYRB

Monday

García and Torres to miss Vancouver Match

Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 2016 USL Preview

Dynamo Film Session: Analyzing the build-up to Felipe's long-range rocket

Tuesday

The Bull And Its Horns: Q&A With RGVFC's (Gorgeous?

El XI ideal de todos los tiempos de la Selección Norteamericana

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En este 2013 se cumplieron 100 años de fundación de los equipos de fútbol soccer en Estados Unidos. Dentro de los festejos se decidió elegir al mejor XI de todos los tiempos, tanto varonil como femenil. La votación la realizaron 56 personas, entre medios de comunicación, ex-jugadores y técnicos, los cuales han elegido a las siguientes jugadoras.

Sharing the Sisterhood of Soccer

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With less than a year before the start of the World Cup in Brazil, soccer eyes across the globe are focusing on the South American nation. Will they be ready? Will it be safe for everyone?

This summer, former U.S. National teammates Brandi Chastain and Julie Foudy led a State Department delegation to Brazil to launch a year-long effort to empower girls through soccer clinics and education, proving again the enduring nature and emerging importance of women and girls working, yes, as a team to educate and inspire young women all over the globe.

"Hell Yeah" to Hope for Tush-Kicking Tweets to Chastain

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Looks like Hope Solo has written an epilogue that published this week with her new book, "Solo: A Memoir of Hope," (Christ on a crutch, this title....) explaining the fallout, or lack of fallout, from her Twitter attack ('Twittack"?) on ex-U.S. women's national team player turned NBC commentator, Brandi Chastain.

Title IX Anniversary: How the ’99 World Cup Soccer Game Changed my Life

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On July 10, 1999 my Dad took me and my best friend to the Women's World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. We wore our Blue Streaks soccer jerseys and were as excited as we could be.

I remember standing in the frozen lemonade stand for what seemed like centuries. I remember the sun beating so strong that paramedics rushed fans out of the crowded stadium from heat exhaustion.