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SportsPulse: We have all seen the long-lasting image of Brandi Chastain winning the 1999 Ladies folks’s World Cup. But as teammate and legendary goalkeeper Briana Scamper explains, that moment nearly didn’t happen.

USA TODAY

The 1999 Ladies folks’s World Cup closing is diagnosed mostly for the lasting image of Brandi Chastain in a sports bra that graced the quilt of magazines and newspapers. However the game itself is seen as a watershed moment within the ancient previous of girls folks’s sports.

Simply 20 years after Title IX, sooner than the United States changed into the unstoppable girls folks’s soccer energy it’s miles now, the ’99ers (as that one year’s U.S. Ladies folks’s Nationwide Team of workers is now known as) packed stadiums, stole hearts and, unnecessary to speak, introduced home a trophy.