USA! Fans flock to see Brandi at Sports Gallery.
October 8th, 2005, World Cup and Olympic Gold medalist
Brandi Chastain made a special appearance at our
Gatos, California Store.
Chastain is one of todays most prolific
and famous female athletes. After graduating from
Santa Clara University in 1990, Brandi became a
part of history as she joined the U.S. Womens
National Soccer Team and competed in the first ever
Womens World Championship. In 1996, she lead
the U.S.A. to a Gold Medal at the Centennial Olympic
Games in Atlanta, a feat she repeated in 2004 at
the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Put simply,
Brandi has excelled for the past 15 years at being
the most famous female soccer player...and perhaps
female athlete...in the World.
also provided us with one of the greatest moments
in the history of womens sports with her July
10, 1999 Womens World Cup clinching kick at
the Rose Bowl. And almost more memorable than her
laser penalty shot past Chinese goalkeeper Gao Hong
was her reaction afterwards. In a spontaneous moment
of pure joy, Brandi peeled off her shirt, clutching
it in her hands as she fell to her knees. A classic
moment that graced the cover of Time, Newsweek and
Sports Illustrated in the weeks that followed this
historic USA victory.
for two hours, Brandi was great with her fans, posing
for pictures and talking soccer nonstop. The look
in the eyes of her fans was priceless as they shared
a special moment with their hero. An unforgettable
appearance by a very special athlete and person.
to Mariah Hemminger of Los Gatos, CA who
won our raffle for a USA Brandi Chastain Jersey
hand-signed by Brandi!
out our photos from this special event below. And
please visit sportsgalleryweb.com in the
future for information on upcoming in-store appearances
to Brandi for a great appearance. And most of all
thanks to all the soccer fans that made this such
a great day in Los Gatos.