Brandi Chastain Quotes

29 Brandi Chastain quotes:

"I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field."
"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."
"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."
"We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities and also to be healthier."
"When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend. Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in college and on the national team."
"I love soccer; I want to be on the field."
"I was a part of Backyard Soccer, and I hear that I score a lot of goals in it."
"To be honest with you, I never looked at soccer as a sacrifice."
"Well there are two things: Number one is, make sure you always enjoy yourself, because when you enjoy yourself, you'll learn, you'll want more information, you'll push yourself."
"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."
"Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together."
"The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant."
"Even major league baseball has had times when fans weren't coming out to the games, and the leagues weren't as highly touted as they are today."
"I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain, whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever."
"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."
"Nobody ever told me that I'm in charge of what kind of player I can become, but there's no limit to what I can do if I really choose to push myself."
"When I got injured, I was out and it was a big deal. I missed two and a half years of college soccer, which I thought was the end of the world."
"You have to be willing to accept the information, you have to be willing to work hard. You have to be motivated to go to practice with an open mind. You have to be willing to be criticized. Only you can do those things."
"My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played."
"And I remember how proud I was to put on my training jersey and go out on the field. Making it back to that environment was for me my greatest moment, because somebody had told me I couldn't do it and I never gave up on myself, the game and my teammates."

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