May 22, 2002
In Breaking Down the Cup, a number of U.S. Soccer experts will offer their expertise in dissecting the games, events and storylines at the 2002 World Cup, including U.S. Soccer referee Brian Hall, who will write about his experiences as a World Cup referee based in Japan. In addition U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team head coach John Ellinger will offer his expertise, as well young goalkeeper D.J. Countess of the Dallas Burn (and a former U-17 and U-20 goalkeeper for the U.S. in FIFA World Championships in 1999 and 2001, respectively). Although being a superstar with the U.S. Women's National Team and in the WUSA takes up most of her time, no player in the women's program spends more time and knows more about the world game than Brandi Chastain, who will chime in with her thoughts and opinions about the Cup. When the World Cup kicks off, don't miss Hall, Ellinger, Chastina, Countess and more, as they will be Breaking Down the Cup right here.