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Overview (4)

Born in San Jose, California, USA
Birth NameBrandi Denise Chastain
Nickname Hollywood
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Brandi Chastain was born July 21, 1968 to Lark and Roger Chastain in San Jose, California. She grew up playing soccer with her younger brother, Chad, and other boys. After high school, Brandi attended University of California, Berkeley from 1986 to 1988, then Santa Clara University 1989 to 1991. She Graduated from Santa Clara with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in television communication. At Santa Clara, Brandi began playing as a forward. Then, after an accident in practice, she had to begin to play with her left foot, as she screwed up her right ankle. It was there she met Jerry Smith, her coach at the time. After being discovered by the coach of the USWNT, she began playing in tourneys with the team, including the 1991 Women's World cup. After college, she began dating Jerry Smith, and he taught her how important defense was, so she began playing defense instead of forward. In 1998, the two married, and Brandi gained a step-son, Cameron. Since then, Brandi has been a long-time starter for the USWNT, winning 2 World Cups, Olympic gold and silver medals, and captained the San Jose Cyberrays for the 3 years the WUSA ran.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shenzi

Spouse (1)

Jerry Smith (8 June 1996 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (9)

Scored the winning penalty kick for the U.S. women's soccer team in the Women's World Cup final in Pasadena, Calif. She took off her shirt to reveal her sports bra as soon as she scored the goal. [1999]
Plays for the San Jose CyberRays women's football club.
Married Jerry Smith in 1998 and honeymooned in France, going to the World cup.
Played her first match against Japan on June 1, 1988. Scored her first goal April 18, 1991 against Mexico (she scored five goals in that match, a team record for one game)
Took the 5th penalty kick for the US in the 1999 World cup to win the title.
Began her college career at Cal, where she was Soccer America's national freshman of the year, and then transferred to Santa Clara, where she led the Broncos to two NCAA final four appearances and was named all-American and player of the year in 1990.
Favorite soccer player: Roy Keane, Manchester United, because "he plays both ways with reckless abandon".
Son, Jaden Chastain Smith, born 8 June 2006. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 22 inches long.
Has written a book entitled, It's Not About the Bra, which advocates kids having 'fun' with sports. [October 2004]

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