On Sunday, the U.S. women’s national soccer team won back-to-back World Cup soccer titles continuing their unpreceded success in the sport.
U.S. women’s soccer team record:
- Four FIFA World Cup (1991, 1999, 2015, 2019)
- Four Olympic gold medals (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)
- Eight CONCACAF Championship and Gold Cup (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2014, 2018).
The 1999 Women’s World Cup Final (Rose Bowl)
Brandi Chastain kicked the game-winner in a shootout against China in the 1999 World Cup final at the Rose Bowl. The tournament is considered a “watershed moment” for women’s sports in the U.S. increasing participation and ongoing success in soccer ever since.
In the above-signed collector’s photo, Brandi Chastain removes her uniform in celebration producing one of the most iconic photographs in sports history.
Note: The 1999 World Cup final set a world record for attendance of a women’s sporting event – 90,185 in a sellout at the Rose Bowl.
Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas