Brandi Chastain: Changing the Course of Women in Sports ID=77379921 (4)


Brandi Chastain

Topic:   South San Jose Girl Scoring a Goal Changes the Course of Women in Sports

Brandi Chastain
American Retired Soccer Player

Brandi Denise Chastain is an American retired soccer player, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, coach, and sports broadcaster. She played for the United States women's national soccer team from 1988–2004. In her 192 caps on the team, she scored 30 goals playing primarily in the defender and midfielder positions. She scored a World Cup-winning penalty shootout goal against China in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. In March 2017, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame and inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year.Chastain attended Archbishop Mitty High School and helped lead the team to three consecutive state championships. She began her college career at UC Berkeley but later transferred to Santa Clara University. She and her husband, SCU Women’s Soccer Coach Jerry Smith, their son Jaden and dog Rey make their home in San Jose.



Location:   The Rotary Summit Center