Feb. 26, 2003
CHICAGO (February 26, 2003) - Briana Scurry knew this was the one. As China’s Liu Ying stepped up to take her country’s third penalty kick during the pressure-packed shootout at the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final, Scurry knew something that the 90,000 fans at the Rose Bowl, the 40 million watching on TV in the U.S. and the one billion people watching around the world didn’t know. This was the one. Scurry knew for the same reason she might be the best big-game goalkeeper in the history of women’s soccer.