Among the nation's most famous soccer players is Brandi Chastain, who scored a shootout goal to win the 1999 World Cup and celebrated by dropping to her knees, taking off her shirt and pumping her fists with unfettered exuberance.
Then there’s Abby Wambach, who scored more goals than any man or woman in the world before retiring from professional soccer last year.
Now there’s Julie Johnston, a Mesa, Arizona, native and 2013 Santa Clara University graduate playing for Team USA in the Olympics.
Her former coach predicts Johnston will be the next household name in women's soccer.
"There’s Brandi. There’s Abby. And there’s Jules," said Santa Clara University women's soccer coach Jerry Smith.
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