Sneak peek: 'espnW Presents: The '99ers, Reunited'
When the U.S. women's national soccer team won the 1999 Women's World Cup 20 years ago, they not only catapulted women's soccer into national stardom, they created a moment of global recognition for women's sports and female athletes. In honor of the 20th anniversary of that victory, espnW brought 1999 U.S. teammates Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers, Briana Scurry, Kristine Lilly and Brandi Chastain together for a roundtable discussion about their historic win, the impact they had and their lasting legacy.
The one-hour special will air at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on ESPN2, ahead of the United States-New Zealand match at 8 p.m. ET. Both will also be available on the ESPN app.
Below is a sneak preview of the show, in which Chastain and Akers look back on one of the most memorable moments of the 1999 World Cup final: the last penalty kick.
To see espnW's Nine for IX film "The '99ers," an inside look at the team ethic of the 1999 squad as told through the voice of Foudy, visit and subscribe to ESPN+.
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