Two-time World Cup champion (1991, 1999), bronze medalist (2003).
Scored five goals in the 1991 match against Mexico, which is still a team record and were her first goals ever as a member of the national team.
Won the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup gold medal by scoring the fifth penalty kick, where she became famous for ripping her jersey off after the penalty kick
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Played in 192 games for the national team scoring 30 goals
Plays for the San Jose CyberRays of the WUSA where she was a member of the inaugural championship winning team
Graced the covers of Time, Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated after 1999 World Cup
Was part of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Championships in China
Was cut from the national team in 1993, but returned to the team as a starting defender in 1996 before the Atlanta Games
Named NCAA player of the year in 1990 after leading her Santa Clara Broncos to the NCAA final four
Has a pregame ritual of tucking her jersey in, and listens to music with the team
Favorite soccer player is Roy Keane of Manchester United because, "he plays both ways with reckless abandon."
Wrote It's Not About the Bra: How to Play Hard, Play Fair, and Put the Fun Back into Competitive Sports
Married to Jerry Smith, the women's soccer coach at Santa Clara University, where she is the assistant coach
Enjoys playing golf, running with her dogs, spending time with her husband
Beat NBA superstar Kevin Garnett in a game of foosball, seriously upsetting Garnett
Chastain has been in a lot of women's soccer firsts including the first World Cup in 1991, 1996 Olympics and the formation of the Women's United Soccer Association. "Football has given me everything," says Chastain. "It has given me a place to express myself fully, openly, and honestly. To not be shy. To feel. To be crazy. To share laughter. To take risks. To try things I might not try. To make mistakes and realize they're not life-shattering."