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Robert Beck

Out of this World

A last-second hunch and a clutch left foot lifted the U.S. to victory over China

She wasn't even supposed to take the kick. Not when the list of U.S. shooters was first drawn up, anyway. But coach Tony DiCicco played a hunch and penciled Brandi Chastain in to take the fifth shot. Ten harrowing minutes later, she sent a laser past Chinese goalkeeper Gao Hong and with one swift kick coronated the U.S. women as Queens of the World.
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