Brandi Chastain’s Winning Penalty, 1999
When it comes to sports teams, it is no secret that women often have a harder time breaking into the spotlight than men. But over the past 20 years, there have been some major breakthrough moments for women in the sporting world.
Brandi Chastain’s winning penalty in the 1999 Women’s World Cup was one of those moments that changed the way people viewed professional women’s sports teams and their players. Not only did she score an incredible goal, but she swung her top around like every other male soccer player that ever won a game.