I‘ve got a confession to make: at one point in my life, I wanted to be a professional soccer player.
When I was 13 I saw a group of kick-ass female soccer players on TV – the United States women’s national soccer team. I was especially awe-struck when I saw Mia Hamm, the very reason that I fell in love with soccer.
Fourteen years ago today, Hamm along with Brandi Chastain helped scored a penalty shot that broke the tie between the U.S. and China in the shootout of the final 1999 World Cup match. I remember that moment vividly. I also remember being kicked out of the first and only soccer team I joined because I accidentally hit my coach’s mom in the face with the ball… but that’s a different story. My calling is in music and PR, not sports 🙂
Anyway, so today, MAKERS.com (an initiative created by AOL and PBS that showcases trailblazing women around the globe) held a Twitter chat asking followers where they were when that epic moment took place. I participated in the chat, and was showcased in MAKERS’ Mia Hamm slideshow!
Take a look below, and read the full article at MAKERS.com.