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I dream of Brandi

Updated: July 11, 2011, 1:51 PM ET
By David Hirshey | Special to ESPN.com

The only time I've been forced to enter a restaurant through the kitchen was in the summer of 1999, when I accompanied Brandi Chastain to dinner in New York City. Word had leaked that Chastain -- fresh off winning the Women's World Cup and doing for sports bras what Ronaldo does for spray tans -- was dining at a trendy boîte in SoHo. A wall of paparazzi and squealing teenage girls had gathered outside, hoping to catch a glimpse of the woman who scored the winning penalty kick against ...

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