U.S. Women’s National Team Takes Gold in London
The U.S. Women’s National Team earned their fourth Olympic gold medal with a 2-1 victory against Japan. In front of over 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, the U.S. responded to their 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup loss to Japan in stunning fashion. U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd led the way by scoring both goals for the United States.
World Cup and Olympic champion soccer player Brandi Chastain was on hand to experience the excitement and support the U.S. Women’s National team. Here she talks about how athletes deal with transition, bouncing back from injury, truly inspiring coaching and her favorite memories from this year’s Women’s World Cup with the U.S. National Team. She will have more memorable moments from London to add to that list.
In this episode, Brandi shares with Responsible Sports how to become the kind of player you want to be.
"Well, I learned a valuable life lesson from my grandfather. We were very, very close. He came to all my games. It didn’t matter if it was here in the Bay Area or across the country or anywhere, he would be there. And, when I was very, very little, he would give me two scoops - he would give me one scoop of ice cream for a goal I scored. So, that was exciting. But he gave me two scoops of ice cream if I had an assist. And to this day, I value the importance of the giving, you know, versus the receiving, and how helping somebody else achieve something like scoring a goal feels so good. And I probably developed a greater appreciation and love of making an assist than scoring a goal as my career went on."
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