Editor's note: This story appeared in the July 2014 edition of New England Soccer Journal. Its author, U.S. women's national team great Kristine Lilly (Wilton, Conn.) reflects on being part of the '99ers group.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since that incredible summer of the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
There were so many memorable moments — some of them seem like they occurred yesterday — that it’s hard to recount them all.
The one specific moment that I get asked about more than any other is from the World Cup final 15 years ago this month: my header off the line in overtime to keep our team alive.