In 1996 she led the United States to a Gold Medal at the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, a feat she repeated in 2004 in Athens, Greece. She has been featured around the world as a spokesperson for Nike and has played and celebrated 192 games with the US Women’s National Team, one of which was the game played in front of 90,000+ people at the RoseBowl vs China in 1999 when her winning PK clinched the World Cup title. Her celebration has been seen around the world and still resonates today as a pivotal moment in the history of sports.
Her book, It's Not About the Bra: How to Play Hard, Play Fair and Put the Fun Back into Competitive Sport brings a timely message about rediscovering our respect for the game, for our teammates and adversaries, for coaches and refs, and especially for the players themselves.
Chastain is also an active advocate for Title IX, gender equality in sport and empowering young girls to find their voices and true potential through soccer. As a co-founder of BAWSI Girls (Bay Area women’s sports initiative pronounced “bossy”) she has engaged young girls in underserved school communities throughout the BayArea to the tune of greater than 20,000 students.
Finding winning solutions to tough problems, motivating individuals and teams to greater heights and sharing team-first mentality is her specialty.
- Women's Professional Soccer
- Dreams Do Come True Persevering, Setting Goals, and Doing What It Takes to Achieve Them
- It’s Not about the Bra