Women’s World Football Show, Episode 147 features an exclusive interview with U.S. Soccer Hall-of-Famer and sports legend Kristine Lilly; Sound-bites from members of the iconic 1999 World Cup winning team – Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain; with USWNT forward Alex Morgan.
On July 10, 1999, women’s soccer powerhouses USA and China met at the Rose Bowl in California for the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final.
In front of a record 90,185 spectators, the largest crowd ever to attend a women’s sporting event, the USWNT celebrated their overtime win and created a legacy unmatched by no other team in the history of U.S. soccer.
The game ended in a 5-4 shootout, with an iconic winning goal by Brandi Chastain. However, the outcome could have been much different, if not for a brilliant defensive play by midfielder Kristine Lilly.
Women’s World Football Show celebrates the 20-year anniversary of that historic match an exclusive interview with Kristine Lilly; plus, special interviews with Brandi Chastain and Mia Hamm. Also, Alex Morgan shares her thoughts on the 99er’s, their influence on her and her USWNT teammates.
Kristine Lilly played for the United States Women’s National Team for 23 years and is the most capped football player in the history of the sport (men’s or women’s) with 354 caps. She’s also the only player to play for U.S. Soccer in 4 different decades.
A staple in sports record books, Kristine is currently 4th in the world of all-time leading goal scorers behind Abby Wambach, Christine Sinclair, and Mia Hamm.
In this episode, Kristine Lilly shares her insights on her legendary career, the special bond she shares with her ’99 teammates and discusses her new book, Powerhouse: 13 Teamwork Tactics that Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success.
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The entertaining and engaging Brandi Chastain talks with reporters about the long-lasting legacy of the 99ers, the current state of women’s soccer, VAR in the World Cup and more!
The legendary Mia Hamm shares her thoughts on bringing an NWSL team to Southern California, the growth of the game, the relativity of the 99ers and much more!
USWNT star forward Alex Morgan stops by the media pool to share her memories of the 99ers, their influence on her growing up and today.
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Photo Courtesy of: Kristine Lilly
Original Broadcast Date: June 2, 2019
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