So I'm still doing my best to stay in shape and hope that opportunity will come back to me.

- Brandi Chastain

I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field.

- Brandi Chastain

We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities and also to be healthier.

- Brandi Chastain

The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant.

- Brandi Chastain

I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment.

- Brandi Chastain

After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful.

- Brandi Chastain

I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch.

- Brandi Chastain

I played mostly games like Asteroids and Pac-Man. Today, when I go into an arcade, the games are much more difficult and complex. I don't think I could even play some of the video games that are out there today.

- Brandi Chastain

Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women's Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again.

- Brandi Chastain

I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.

- Brandi Chastain