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Women of Wide World: Brandi Chastain

Updated: April 24, 2001, 4:18 PM ET
ABC Sports Online

Mia Hamm is the first lady of American soccer. Michelle Akers is the heart and soul (probably the only parts of her body that haven't been operated on), but the photo of 1999 and of all women's sports, was of Brandi Chastain after she won the Women's World Cup for the United States in 1999.

The 5-foot-7 defender from San Jose, Calif., was a reserve forward when she first joined the U.S. National Team, but in 1996, she became a consistent starter when she moved to defense. She helped the ...

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