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Brandi Denise Chastain (born 21 July 1968, in San Jose, California) is a professional American soccer defender and midfielder who plays for the team California Storm of Women’s Premier Soccer League and is a former member of the United States women’s national soccer team.
Chastain has played for San Jose CyberRays of the WUSA and FC Gold Pride of Women’s Professional Soccer. She is best known for her game-winning penalty shootout kick against China in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final and her bra-baring celebration afterwards.
Early playing career
She attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, helping take the team to three section championships. In 1986 Chastain was awarded the Soccer America Freshmen Player Of The Year award at the University of California-Berkeley. Soon after, she underwent reconstructive surgery on both knees which caused her to miss much of the 1987 and 1988 seasons. She transferred to Santa Clara University before the start of the 1989 season, leading them to two Final Four NCAA appearances, 1989 and 1990, before she graduated in 1991.
Chastain first represented her country on 1 June 1988, against Japan. She scored her first (through fifth) international goals on 18 April 1991 when she came off the bench as a forward to score five consecutive goals in a 12-0 United States win in a CONCACAF FIFA Women’s World Cup against Mexico. Team USA went on to win the World Cup, staged in China.
As a defender, she made the U.S. National team again in 1996 and participated in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, helping the Americans win the gold medal by playing every minute of every U.S. game, despite a third serious knee injury suffered in the semifinal against Norway. Of her 192 career caps, she played 89 primarily at defender during which she occasionally played midfielder.
Sports bra episode
On 10 July 1999 at the Women’s World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, after scoring the fifth kick in the penalty shootout to give the United States the win over China in the final game, Chastain celebrated by peeling off her jersey and falling to her knees in a sports bra, her fists clenched. This image was featured on the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated.
Chastain’s take on the incident was “Momentary insanity, nothing more, nothing less. I wasn’t thinking about anything. I thought, ‘This is the greatest moment of my life on the soccer field.’”
Chastain played on the San Jose CyberRays in the Women’s United Soccer Association from its formation in 2001 until its suspension in 2003. She played on the US women’s national team until her last game on 6 December 2004.
She appeared on an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! on February 9, 2001, and won with $1. Her charity received $15,000.
She appeared in the HBO documentary Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.
Chastain’s book about women’s competitive sports is titled It’s Not About the Bra. (ISBN 978-0060765996)
Chastain graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School. She lives in San Jose, California, where her husband, Jerry Smith, is the women’s soccer coach at Santa Clara University. The couple’s first child, son Jaden Chastain Smith, was born on 8 June 2006. Brandi also has a stepson, Cameron, who was seven at the time when she married Jerry Smith.
- Brandi Chastain – FIFA competition record
- Brandi Chastain at the Internet Movie Database
- FC Gold Pride player profile
- WUSA player profile
- Works by or about Brandi Chastain in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
Joan Oloff, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Oloff was born and raised in a suburb of New York City. She graduated, magna cum laude, from NYU. After receiving her medical degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, she did a surgical residency at Lindell Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
After marrying Murray Solomon,M.D., they moved to San Francisco, where she began an academic career at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. She continued her teaching career while being invited to join an existing private practice.After her 3 children came along, she decided to focus on her private practice in Los Gatos.
Dr. Oloff continued lecturing throughout the country, published in peer reviewed journals,and edited a textbook. She continues to embrace the latest technologies which may serve to improve the surgical outcomes for her patients.
Dr. Oloff has enjoyed playing sports throughout her life. The athletic population has embraced her passion and ability to help them return to pre-injury performance. She embraces an integrative approach, while preaching injury prevention and performance enhancement.
“While I have confidence in my surgical skills, I take pride in the fact that I only recommend surgery if I believe it to be the absolutely best solution. My patients are an extension of my family and friends. Everyone on my staff does their best to provide a warm and supportive environment. We like to make the experience as pleasant as it can be.”