Brandi Chastain

Forward, Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, CA)

Trophies came early for Brandi who led her high school team to three consecutive California state  championships. At Santa Clara University, Brandi overcame ACL injuries in both knees to return to the pitch and become the country’s leading scorer. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Women’s World Cup Champion earned national fame for her famous World Cup winning goal celebration, and photograph, in 1999. She went on to publish It’s Not About the Bra: Play Hard, Play Fair, and Put the Fun Back Into Competitive Sports in 2005. Soccer continues to play a major part in Brandi’s life as she is the Director of the California Thorns FC and continues to advocate for the sport.

Julie Foudy

Midfielder, Mission Viejo High School (Mission Viejo, CA)

A high school soccer standout, Julie was named Player of the Year for Southern California three straight years and the Los Angeles Times‘ High School Player of the 1980s. Following a successful collegiate career at Stanford, Julie became one of the most accomplished female soccer players in the world. The former captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team, she helped bring home two Women’s World Cup titles and three Olympic medals (two gold, one silver) in what’s often considered “the golden age of U.S. women’s soccer.” Julie is currently an ESPN reporter and analyst, the founder of the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy and the author of Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU.

Brian McBride

Striker, Buffalo Grove High School (Buffalo Grove, IL)

As a standout soccer player at Buffalo Grove High School, Brian led the Bison to the Illinois state championship in 1988. After receiving many high school honors, Brian moved on to play at Saint Louis University where he was not only named conference MVP but received first-team All-American honors in both his junior and senior seasons. Over his 17-year professional career, including multiple seasons in the English Premier League and with Major League Soccer, Brian was often a fan-favorite and retired from the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2006 as the second-highest goal scorer of all time for the U.S. men. Most recently, Brian established the Brian McBride Soccer Academy and has stayed involved with soccer at the professional level as an analyst for ESPNFC.

Taylor Twellman

Forward, Saint Louis University High School (St. Louis, MO)

As an all-star athlete at Saint Louis University High School, Taylor’s athletic ability spanned across multiple sports but his passion lied with soccer. After his success at the University of Maryland, Taylor went on to pursue a professional career with German club 1860 Munich. In 2002, he returned to the United States and was selected as the second overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft. He went on to become a Major League Soccer MVP and the youngest player to score 100 goals in MLS at the age of 29, finishing his career as one of the league’s most prolific forwards. Taylor continues to play a major role in the sport as ESPN’s Lead Soccer Analyst.