Wednesday, July 01, 2009
The bra is back!
When the Sports Museum of America went bankrupt and failed to find a buyer, the donated memorabilia became contested property. One of the most notable donations was from Brandi Chastain--the sports bra she revealed (that created far too much controversy, I thought) after scoring the winning penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup gold medal match. At one time it appeared Chastain, and other donors, were going to have to pay $250 (plus shipping, of course!)for their items. But Chastain's lawyer did some wrangling and the bra is back with its original owner after spending some time--we think--in a NJ storage facility. Initially Chastain did not appear too concerned about her bra and there was talk about it going to the Soccer hall of Fame. But it is, after all, the 10th anniversary of that victory. And so the bra will be back on display this weekend at FC Gold Pride's (Chastain's current team) match against St Louis Athletica. No word on what it's next stop will be.