7 episodes

The biggest moments in sports history have stories behind them which have never been told. In 1999, Brandi Chastain kicked the winning goal for the U.S. at the Women’s World Cup. Her victory celebration in a sports bra made for one of the most iconic photos in recent memory. But how did we get to a moment where a women’s sport became a national obsession? To answer that question, we have to go back. In Season 1, soccer journalist Grant Wahl traces that ’99 Women’s World Cup victory back to the origins of the U.S. women’s national team and the first Women’s World Cup in 1991. Featuring superstars like Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy; former coach, Anson Dorrance; and even ex-FIFA President, Sepp Blatter.

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The biggest moments in sports history have stories behind them which have never been told. In 1999, Brandi Chastain kicked the winning goal for the U.S. at the Women’s World Cup. Her victory celebration in a sports bra made for one of the most iconic photos in recent memory. But how did we get to a moment where a women’s sport became a national obsession? To answer that question, we have to go back. In Season 1, soccer journalist Grant Wahl traces that ’99 Women’s World Cup victory back to the origins of the U.S. women’s national team and the first Women’s World Cup in 1991. Featuring superstars like Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy; former coach, Anson Dorrance; and even ex-FIFA President, Sepp Blatter.

    BONUS: Lightning Round Epilogue

    BONUS: Lightning Round Epilogue

    Grant Wahl and producer Grant Irving do an 80's movie-style epilogue and give updates on where the key players from the '91 Women's World Cup and USWNT are today.
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    • 7 min
    Grab It

    Grab It

    The ’91 U.S. women’s national team pressed, always on the attack. Their playing style and their success were both unprecedented. But winning on the field was just the beginning. Now, they had to bring their relentless mentality to the fight for equality and for all of women’s sports.
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    • 34 min
    The FIFA World Championship for the M&Ms Cup

    The FIFA World Championship for the M&Ms Cup

    The U.S. absolutely dominated the early parts of the tournament. They scored 23 goals in five games while conceding only four. It all led up to one decisive final. USA vs Norway, for the first Women’s Wold Cup title. 
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    • 25 min
    The Gift of Fury

    The Gift of Fury

    After years of relentless training, the USWNT was finally ready for the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women’s Football for the M&M’s Cup (aka the first Women’s World Cup). The U.S. women had developed a true American playing style, but this was the world’s game. How would they fare on the biggest stage, against the most dominant players from across the globe?
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    • 28 min
    Underfunded. Underprepared. Outplayed.

    Underfunded. Underprepared. Outplayed.

    The first U.S. women’s national team didn’t win a single game at its first international competition. So how did they go from complete embarrassment to tournament favorites entering the first Women’s World Cup just six years later?
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    • 31 min
    The Tsunami Hitting the Shore

    The Tsunami Hitting the Shore

    The 1999 Women’s World Cup was the first to captivate an American audience. But it wasn’t the first Women’s World Cup - that happened eight years earlier. And barely anyone paid attention. How did the U.S. women go from unknowns to superstars? Why did it take so long for FIFA to hold a Women’s World Cup? And what does any of this have to do with ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter? 
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    • 24 min

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