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The Women’s World Cup Champs of '99: Where Are They Now?

As U.S. Women's Soccer fans root themselves hoarse over the dazzling athleticism of Team USA, led by Abby Wambach, Carlie Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, et al, it's hard for nostalgists to avoid comparisons to the legendary team that went all the way, snatching victory from China to win the World Cup in 1999. Mia, Brandi, Julie, Michelle, Kristine, Joy, Briana...these women were the heart of the team that ESPN called "the best U.S. women's team that ever was." The winning penalty kick in OT scored by defender Brandi Chastain, and her jog-bra baring victory stance, became an iconic image for girl power everywhere and forced America to finally take women's soccer seriously.

Today, some of those players still regularly lace up their cleats, while others have traded the turf for other pursuits (no balls involved). Check out where a few members of the Team of '99 are at now and how they'll be spending this year's Cup.

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