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Brandi Chastain
Brandi Chastain
Position: M

Birthplace: San Jose, CA, USA
Hometown: San Jose, CA
DOB: July 21, 1968
High School: Mitty HS (CA)
College: Santa Clara Univ.
WUSA Participation: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Height: 5' 7"
Bio ::

2002 WUSA Season:
One of the most recognizable figures in women's soccer, Chastain was a consistent threat offensively for the CyberRays in 2002 ... The versatile player saw action at forward (where she played in college) and in her regular role as a defender in 2002 ... After finishing third in scoring for San Jose (4g, 3 a, 11 pts.), Chastain was named to the 2002 All-WUSA Second Team ... She was named the WUSA Player of the Week for the week ending June 16 after recording two goals and drawing the call that resulted in the game-winning penalty kick in a 4-3 victory over New York on June 15 ... A member of the U.S. national team since 1988, Chastain is best known for her heroics in the 1999 Women's World Cup when she scored the game-winning penalty kick in the championship match against China ... She was also a member of the U.S. national team that won the first women's world soccer championship in 1991 and the first women's Olympic gold medal in soccer in 1996.

2001 WUSA Season:
Brandi Chastain played all over the field for the CyberRays in their inaugural season, but eventually settled into her accustomed position at left back solving part of the puzzle that produced a championship. Once Chastain was permanently anchored in the back, the CyberRays' defense solidified and wound up surrendering only 23 goals for the season, second-fewest in the WUSA. Early on Chastain played in the midfield, and she was the team's unexpected offensive leader. It wasn't until the season's ninth game that Julie Murray pulled even with Chastain as the team's leading goal scorer. Chastain was named co-captain, along with U.S. national teammate Tisha Venturini, at the start of the season.

National Team:
Played her first match against Japan on June 1, 1988. Scored her first goal April 18, 1991 against Mexico (she scored five goals in that match, a team record for one game). 1988-93: Was a reserve forward for the team through 1993, when she was cut. She appeared in two games in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Championship in China, starting one. 1996: Recalled to the team during dispute between players and U.S. Soccer over working conditions and converted to defender. She was a starter and played every minute of all five matches at the Atlanta Olympic Games. 1998: Played 24 matches and was third in minutes played with 1,894. Earned her 100th cap July 4 in World Cup semifinal victory over Brazil at nearby Stanford Stadium. Her left-footed penalty kick in the World Cup final came after missing a right-footed PK against China earlier in the spring in the Algarve Cup in Portugal. 2000: Penalty kick defeated Norway for United States' first title in the Algarve Cup. Member of silver-medal winning team in Sydney Olympic Games. Career totals: Caps – 140, 8th on team; Assists – 24, 8th on team.

Chastain began her college career at Cal, where she was Soccer America's national freshman of the year, and then transferred to Santa Clara, where she led the Broncos to two NCAA final four appearances and was named all-American and player of the year in 1990.

Brandi Denise Chastain. Married to Jerry Smith, women's soccer coach at Santa Clara University. Cameron, 12, is her stepson. Attended University of California, Berkeley (1986-88), Santa Clara University (1989-91). Graduated from Santa Clara with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in television communication. Why she's an athlete: ``I enjoy physically challenging myself to achieve goals.'' Earliest soccer memory: Sleeping in the first uniform she received. Favorite soccer player: Roy Keane, Manchester United, because ``he plays both ways with reckless abandon. Most influential people on her soccer career: Father Roger ``for his dedication to my growth as a player,'' mother Lark ``for always supporting me,'' and husband ``for teaching me how important playing defense is.'' Outside the WUSA, the most important event in her soccer career: Returning to the national team for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics after being cut from the national team. Favorite 1999 Women's World Cup memory: ``Warming up in the tunnel and sitting together in the locker room after it was all over and laughing, crying, hugging my best friends.'' Pregame ritual: ``When I pull my shirt over my head, my game face comes on.'' Community activities: Speeches at high schools and businesses. Favorite sport outside soccer: Golf. Three things for which she is most thankful: Family, friends and the opportunity to do what she loves for a living.

Atlanta Beat
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8 Brooke O’Hanley (guest) M
17 Danielle Slaton (guest) D
15 Julie Augustyniak D
25 Nancy Augustyniak D
4 Kylie Bivens M
11 Abby Crumpton F
22 Ifeoma Dieke D
13 Maribel Dominguez F
29 Leslie Gaston D
10 Charmaine Hooper F
16 Marci Miller M
9 Tara Minnax F/M
6 Sharolta Nonen D
12 Cindy Parlow F
18 Aleisha Rose M
1 Briana Scurry GK
19 Kristin Warren M
24 Melanie Wilson GK
Boston Breakers
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17 Stacey Tullock (guest) M
25 Jennifer Tietjen-Prozzo (guest) M/D
11 Marinette Pichon (guest) M/F
20 Heather Mitts (guest) D
7 Monica Gonzalez D
22 Devvyn Hawkins M
23 Karina LeBlanc GK
13 Kristine Lilly M
15 Kate Markgraf D
16 Christine McCann D
19 Mary-Frances Monroe M
2 Sarah Popper M
4 Cat Reddick D
18 Kristin Slater GK
9 Rebekah Splaine F
10 Aly Wagner M
Carolina Courage
4 Kylie Bivens (guest) M/D
12 Cindy Parlow (guest) F
29 Leslie Gaston (guest) D
25 Nancy Augustyniak (guest) D
10 Charmaine Hooper (guest) F
9 Tara Minnax (guest) F/M
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14 Nel Fettig (guest) D
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23 Erin Baxter M
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17 Danielle Slaton D
7 Marcia Wallis F/M
22 Maite Zabala GK
New York Power
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10 Sissi (guest) M
6 Bandi Chastain (guest) D
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25 Margaret Tietjen D
1 Saskia Webber GK
22 Christie Welsh F
Past WUSA Players
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12 Heather Aldama D
0 Deliah Arrington F
17 Justi Baumgardt M
0 Heather Beem F
4 Christina Bell F
6 Jenny Benson D
15 Danielle Borgman D
8 Breanna Boyd D
Philadelphia Charge
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23 Karina LeBlanc (guest) GK
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13 Kristine Lilly (guest) M
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24 Alexa Borisjuk M
18 Lorrie Fair M
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25 Jennifer Tietjen-Prozzo M/D
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21 Lisa Krzykowski D
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San Jose CyberRays
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14 Katie Antongiovanni M
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Washington Freedom
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12 Sarah Kate Noftsinger M
10 Laura Schott F
16 Lindsay Stoecker D
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