1999: Brandi Chastain Scores Goal to Beat China

On July 10, 1999 Brandi Chastain scored the fifth and final goal in a penalty shootout to lead the U.S. to victory over China. Her famous celebration made the moment on of the most iconic in sports history.

2010: Kelly Smith Becomes Record Goalscorer

Kelly Smith scores her 41st goal representing England as they play against Switzerland. No one has scored more goals for their country than Smith.

2007: Germany Beats Brazil in the Final

While Brazil had 17 goals total on the way to the final, Germany had not given up a single goal. On September 30, 2007 Germany prevailed, holding onto their perfect defensive run, winning the game 2-0 and becoming the first team to win back-to-back Women's World Cups.

2011: Team USA Beats Brazil in Quarterfinal

The U.S. and Brazil were locked in a 2-2 standoff in the quaterfinals on July 10, 2011. Abby Wambach scored a late game equalizer to push the game to a penalty shootout. Hope Solo followed suit by making two diving saves to bring victory for the U.S.

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