Milbrett's Path to 100
Count to 100. We’ll wait…
(You aren’t counting are you? Fine, be that way.)
If you counted, you would have found out it takes a bit of time. Well, 30 seconds at least. But, now try and imagine scoring that many goals at soccer’s highest level.
For Tiffeny Milbrett it took about 12 years, nine months and 24 days (yeah, no chance we’re breaking down the hours, minutes, seconds). As you can see, it takes some time to join the century club, an exclusive plateau that only five other women have reached.
And over time, you (probably even Tiffeny) can tend to forget every goal. But, alas, that’s why we are here. You want to se her first goal scored abroad? Got it. How about her first World Cup goal? All over it. The 1996 Olympic gold medal winning goal? No doubt.
Did we track down every goal and put the video on ussoccer.com? No. (Reminder: It’s a HUNDRED goals!) But we do have 12 of the most memorable either due to the significance of the goal or just because it was a heck of a strike.
Read the goal description. Hit play. And enjoy.
Milbrett Goal Collection
Goal No. Goal Description
7 Milbrett follows the rebound for her first goal in her hometown of
10 Lilly hits the crossbar on a free kick, but Milbrett is there to punch it
home for her first-ever World Cup goal
21 One of her easiest goals as Brandi Chastain draws out the 'keeper for
an easy tap-in
25 A quarter of the way there and it's a big one as she buries the gold
medal-winning goal in Athens, Ga. (no sound)
45,46 In her 100th cap, she gets two goals within a four-minute span,
placing both just inside the left post
50 She pounces on a deflected ball to put her halfway to 100 (no sound)
62 Capitalizes on missed trap by German defender to equalize in 1999
World Cup quarterfinal match
81,82 The 5-foot-1 striker heads home in the final moment of the match to
send it to overtime. She also added the first goal.
95 One of her best goals ever, a brilliant left-footed volley into the top of the
goal to help U.S. win regional title
100 A nifty one-touch chip over the 'keeper to get her the century mark
Date Goal No. Opponent Score Venue
May 14, 1995 7 Brazil 4-1 W Portland, Ore.
June 6, 1995 10 China 3-3 T Gavle, Sweden
March 16, 1996 21 Germany 2-0 W Davidson, N.C.
Aug. 1, 1996 25 China 2-1 W Athen, Ga.
Sept. 18, 1998 45, 46 Russia 4-0 W Rochester, N.Y.
March 16, 1999 50 Finland 4-0 W Quarteria, Portugal
July 1, 1999 62 Germany 3-2 W Landover, Md.
Sept. 28, 2000 81,82 Norway 2-3 L Sydney, Australia
Nov. 9, 2002 95 Canada 2-1 W Pasadena, Calif.
July 10, 2005 100 Ukraine 7-0 W Portland, Ore.