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Briana Scurry Biography - Against The Odds, The Big Save, Moving On, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments, Further Information

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American soccer player

As the only African-American starter on the U.S. women's national soccer team in the 1990s, Briana Scurry revolutionized the way young black children looked at soccer. Her tenacious goalkeeping and unflappable demeanor provided a rock-solid base for the women's triumphs in the 1996 Olympics and the 1999 World Cup, victories which catapulted soccer to new popularity in the United States. Scurry later was one of the founders and most popular members of the new women's soccer league, the WUSA.

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over 11 years ago

Briana Scurry,

I have been an avid soccer fan for over 20 years. You are by the far the best female goalkeeper I have witnessed. You did not get enough credit for the 1999 Womens World Cup or the Olympics. You let Hamm, Castian, and Foudy take all the glory.

Now you are showing your true colors again by forgiving Hope after she made those comments about you. Hope will never be the goalkeeper you are on or off the field. Thank you for being an inspiration to women everywhere.