Fast Facts

  • Won Olympic gold medals in women's soccer in 1996 and 2004.
  • Tore off her shirt and celebrated in her sports bra after scoring the winning penalty kick in 1999 World Cup.
  • Made Street and Smith's 100 Most Powerful People in Sports list in 1999.
  • Featured in HBO documentary Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team.
  • Competed in the Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2005.
  • Worked as soccer broadcaster for ABC, ESPN and NBC.
  • Was named to compete in ABC's 2009 version of Superstars.


  • Lark Chastain — Mother
  • Chad Chastain — Brother
  • Cameron Smith — Stepson
  • Jaden Chastain Smith — Son
  • Jerry Smith — Husband
  • Roger Chastain — Father


  • Attended University of California, Berkeley, CA; Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA (BA in TV and Communications, 1989)


  • Birth Name: Brandi Denise Chastain
  • Birth Place: San Jose, CA
  • Profession: Soccer player

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