8 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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    • Sports & Recreation
    • 4.7, 523 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
523 Ratings

523 Ratings

rose.bud126 ,

Love it!

I’ve listened to the podcast twice through and recommend to friends and family—such a good story! I was a product of the ‘91 and ‘99 women’s soccer success. Cheers to those women who are so, so, so intelligent on and off the field!

pretidigit ,

Want to know how the USWNT got to be the juggernaut?

This series is well told and inspirational, just like the team. So much grit and heart from these early pioneers.

DAA1964 ,

Great storytelling, and great story.

Excellent coverage of historical events I was only peripherally aware of. Amazing women who pioneered the early days of competitive international soccer with the US women’s national team.

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