When Brandi Chastain scored the fifth and final penalty kick in the 1999 Women's World Cup to defeat China, I was sitting in front of more big-screen televisions than I'd ever seen before at the Bowl-O-Rama restaurant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and I was almost eleven years old. After it was over, as Chastain ripped off her shirt, I was quite certain that no moment in sports could ever top this one. I felt strongly, along with the rest of Ponytail America, that I would (for I knew that I could) one day play on that team and score the same goal that Chastain had just scored. [Deadspin]
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