With her background and vast experience as a player and commentator her opinion is most definitely worth more than "two cents".
"It is important that girls and women see examples of themselves in all facets of life; sports, law, education, business, boardrooms, non-profit, family and otherwise because without an example, it is much more difficult to encourage and foster the belief that they too can dream and become whomever they wish. Those are my two cents."Thanks to Brandi Chastain for taking her time to respond to our article. BTW, ever wonder what happened to the bra she wore during the most famous goal celibration in soccer history? CLICK HERE:
Original Article posted 4/16/10
By Karen Ruberg:
I believe strongly in the need to have female role models involved in the game of soccer, whether they are girls playing at the next level or female coaches who have played the game at a competitive level. There are plenty of outstanding men who coach and who are involved in the women’s game, but there is something to be said for female soccer players to be able to see another female soccer player who is playing at the next level or to have a female coach who knows the game. Just like young boys, young girls benefit from seeing someone of the same gender excel in their sport; it helps to inspire and motivate young athletes across the board.