June 19, 2009
Even 10 years later, my memories of the 1999 Women’s World Cup are still so vivid. Many people’s memories will center around the tournament itself, but of course, I have many from the two years of preparation leading up to that three weeks. Certainly, the Final Draw in San Jose, CA, which was conducted at halftime of the first-ever FIFA Women’s World All-Star Game was a portent of things to come. The stadium was packed, and there was a great celebratory and global atmosphere to the event.