Rose Bowl statue honors Brandi Chastain's '99 World Cup win | Inquirer Sports

Rose Bowl statue honors Brandi Chastain’s ’99 World Cup win

/ 03:45 PM July 12, 2019
Brandi Chastain Statue Soccer

In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 photo, former U.S. women’s soccer teammates, from left, Saskia Webber, Lorrie Fair and Brandi Chastain pose during the unveiling of the 1999 Women’s World Cup Statue at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Calif., which includes her historic moment where she tore her jersey off after scoring the winning goal. (Sarah Reingewirtz/The Orange County Register via AP)

PASADENA, California— A statue capturing Brandi Chastain’s iconic reaction to scoring the U.S. team’s winning goal in the 1999 Women’s World Cup has been unveiled outside the Rose Bowl.

Chastain was on hand for the unveiling Wednesday, the 20th anniversary of the historic win which coincided with celebrations in New York for this year’s World Cup champion team.

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This year’s the team sealed its second consecutive tournament win by beating the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday.

The statue shows Chastain at the moment she dropped to her knees in exultation, clutching the jersey she pulled off after cinching the win over China on a penalty kick in the game played at the Rose Bowl.

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The moment has been credited as a watershed for invigorating women’s sports.

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