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Briana Scurry

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Full nameBriana Colette Scurry
Date of birthSeptember 07, 1971(age 45)
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.8 m)
Playing positionKeeper

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Briana Colette Scurry (born September 7, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper. Scurry was the starting goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team at the 1995 World Cup (3rd place), 1996 Olympics (gold medal), 1999 World Cup (champions), 2003 World Cup (3rd place), 2004 Olympics (gold medal) and 2007 World Cup (3rd place). She was a founding member of the WUSA, playing three seasons as starting goalkeeper for the Atlanta Beat (2001 2003).

Her career total of 173 international appearances is the most among female soccer goalkeepers. It is also the tenth most of any American female player, and the twentieth most among all women.

On June 23, 2008 United States Women's Olympic soccer coach Pia Sundhage announced that Scurry would not be on the Olympic team.

On March 13, 2009, Scurry was named to the preseason roster of the Washington Freedom, in the inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). She suffered a season-ending injury early in the 2010 season, and announced her retirement later that year on September 8.

Off the field, Scurry may be seen with First Lady Michelle Obama helping in the fight against childhood obesity.

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