GOAL! Briana Scurry: 1st Black Woman Elected Into Soccer Hall of Fame

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Briana Colette Scurry, the goalkeeper who has been called the “Jackie Robinson” of soccer as the only African American starter on the U.S. women’s soccer team, has reason to celebrate once again. The same fierce player who rose to global fame as one of the stars of the 1999 World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team, was just elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.