Briana Scurry couldn’t be sure if it was the painkillers or the fact that surgeons had just plucked pea-size balls of damaged tissue from the back of her head. But when the two-time Olympic goalkeeper and Women’s World Cup champion awoke at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on Oct. 18, the headache that had hijacked her life for the past 3-1/2 years was gone…
As a member of the U.S. women’s team that brought home the World Cup in 1999, it was an amazing experience to be a fan in the stands and watch the U.S. win 5-2 against Japan Sunday night. Now I have a better understanding of why so many people have come up to me over the last 16 years to explain the joy and excitement they felt watching me play. I had the exact same emotions watching the team in Vancouver.
On Tuesday, the U.S. women’s soccer team scored a 2-0 victory against Germany to advance to the World Cup finals against Japan. Christine Brennan of USA Today and former U.S. goalkeeper Briana Scurry join Judy Woodruff to discuss the upcoming match, why the team has seemed to improve so much recently, and whether the league should reevaluate its policies on head injuries.
Former U.S. women’s soccer player Briana Scurry is best known for her save that won the 1999 World Cup, but a devastating concussion ended her career. She joins us to discuss the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and #WhatsWorking to prevent concussion.
As the FIFA Women’s World Cup gets underway, many are hoping the perceived culture of gender inequality in the world of soccer will come to an end. Retired soccer player Briana Scurry, WNBA champion Swin Cash, NBCNews.com’s Raul Reyes and NBC Sports’ Jason Page
The 2015 Women’s World Cup opens in Canada Saturday. NPR’s Melissa Block talks to former goalie Briana Scurry about the U.S. team’s prospects. Scurry was on the last U.S. team that won in 1999.