In this May 13, 2004, file photo, San Jose CyberRays soccer star Brandi Chastain is shown during a news conference in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
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Retired U.S. football player Brandi Chastain, who scored the winning goal at the 1999 Women's World Cup, said Thursday she will donate her brain posthumously to researchers studying the impact of concussions.Chastain, 47, announced her pledge to the Concussion Legacy Foundation Thursday and her brain will ultimately go to researchers at Boston University, pioneers in the study of CTE, a degenerative condition linked to head trauma.Chastain is perhaps best remembered for removing her shirt during a memorable and controversial goal celebration after she scored the winning penalty kick that decided the shootout against China in the 1999 Women's World Cup final.
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