On July 10, 1999, at the end of 90 minutes of regulation play plus two 15 minute overtime periods, Briana Scurry faced the greatest challenge of her soccer career. As goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's national team, she would be squaring off against China's best five penalty kickers in a shootout that would determine the winners of the 1999 Women's World Cup. The pressure was enormous -- but Briana Scurry thrives on pressure, which is one reason she's been called the best goalkeeper in the world. Since 1994, she has proven again and again that when the heat's on, she'll stay cool. And that's just what she did that steamy July day ...
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Published December 2, 2009
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.