QUICK FACT: Most Watched Game in U.S. TV History

Did you know that the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final was the most watched soccer game (Men’s or Women’s) in U.S. network TV history? An estimated 40 million viewers watched the USA beat China on July 10, 1999 in Pasadena, California. It was also the most attended women’s sporting event with an official attendance of 90,185! Many remember this game with Brandi Chastain’s goal winning penalty kick as she celebrated by taking off her shirt and falling to her knees!