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Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages

Brandi Chastain is confident the U.S. women's soccer team can win the gold medal again in Rio, is advocating for fewer headers in youth games and dealing with her son's diagnosis of Crohn's disease.

It's been 17 years since Chastain's winning kick in a penalty shootout against China in the Women's World Cup at the Rose Bowl, and the celebratory photo of her overhead jersey twirl landed on magazine covers.

These days, she's coaching youth, high school and college soccer in California. Chastain is keeping an eye on the current women's national team — without retired star Abby Wambach — after helping the U.S. win two golds and a silver in the Olympics during her...

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