Scurry was a founder member of the Atlanta Beat in the Women's United Soccer Association (USA), the world's first professional women's league. She was selected WUSA Goalkeeper of the Year in 2003 after helping the Beat reach two WUSA Championship Games. Before joining the Beat, she played for FC Gold Pride in the WUSA and helped that team win the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991. Scurry went on to play in three more World Cups with the United States women's national soccer team.
She is the only goalkeeper who has ever won the Golden Ball as the best player at the FIFA World Cup. The award is given out at the end of each world cup tournament to the player who has contributed most to his or her country's success.
Briana Elizabeth Scurry was born on January 4th, 1974 in San Diego, California. Her mother's name is Delores "Delly" Scurry and her father's name is William "Bill" Scurry. She has one sister named Tiffany. When she was five years old, Scurry began playing soccer and became interested in football (soccer) when she saw Tony Gwynn play it. At the age of six, she started training with La Jolla Shores Football Club and soon became a regular player on the field.
Scurry was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017 for her contributions to the game. She was the first African American lady to be honored in this manner. Scurry made her USWNT debut in 1994, when soccer was only gaining traction in American culture as a result of the 1994 World Cup being held on American soil. Although she didn't qualify her country for any international tournaments, she did manage to help her team reach the quarterfinals of the 1995 Women's World Cup by playing every minute of every match.
After retiring from football, Scurry went on to have a successful coaching career. She has been involved in youth soccer since 1996, when she became the youngest coach in MLS history at the age of 26. In addition to her work with the Chicago Red Stars, she has also had stints with the Washington Freedom and the Houston Dash.
She has developed many young players who have gone on to break various records across the world, including Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan. Scurry has also served as an assistant coach for the United States women's national soccer team since 2011. She was promoted to director of player personnel in January 2017 after Jody Harris resigned from that position.
Besides her accomplishments on the field, Scurry has made several other efforts to promote the sport.
The renowned American goalie who won an Olympic gold medal and a World Cup. Briana Scurry is widely regarded as one of the world's top female soccer goalkeepers, having played an important part on the squad that established the standard for women's professional soccer and making a record 173 international appearances. She also served as an assistant coach for the United States women's national soccer team from 2001 to 2003.
Briana Scurry was born on January 4, 1975 in San Antonio, Texas. Her father was a military officer who moved the family around a lot when he was assigned to different posts. When she was 11 years old, the family finally settled in Stone Park, New Jersey where she grew up. She started playing soccer at a young age and by the time she was 12 she had been recruited by several colleges but decided to continue her education instead. In 1994, Scurry graduated from high school at the age of 19. A year later, she signed with Washington State University to play college soccer. However, after one season, she dropped out to focus on her career as a goalkeeper.
During her career, Scurry has won two WUSA National Women's Soccer League titles with the Boston Breakers, one NWSL Shield with the Breakers, and one NWSL Championship with the Chicago Red Stars. She has also earned three caps with the United States women's national soccer team.
Her 173 international appearances place her second among female soccer goalkeepers. It is also the fifteenth highest total of any female American player and the thirty-second highest total of all women. On August 3, 2017, Scurry was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Scurry enrolled at the University of Massachusetts and began kicking her way to stardom. She was voted Collegiate Goalkeeper of the Year twice and National Goalkeeper of the Year by the Missouri Adidas Athletic Club in 1993. The University of Massachusetts Minutewomen advanced to the NCAA Final Four with Scurry in goal.
Briana Collette Scurry was born on September 7, 1971, in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the youngest of nine children to Robbie and Ernest Scurry. Her early years were spent in Dayton, Minnesota, which is part of the inner-city sprawl of Minneapolis.
Scurry enrolled at the University of Massachusetts and began kicking her way to stardom. She was voted Collegiate Goalkeeper of the Year twice and National Goalkeeper of the Year by the Missouri Adidas Athletic Club in 1993. The University of Massachusetts Minutewomen advanced to the NCAA Final Four with Scurry in goal. That same year, she also became the first woman to be named College Soccer Player of the Year by the American Soccer Coaches' Association.
After graduating from UMass with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1997, Scurry turned professional with the New York Power. She spent three seasons with the team before moving back home to Texas where she played for the Dallas Sting. In 2000, she joined the Washington Freedom as their starting goalkeeper and helped the team win the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Championship. The following season, she moved to Europe where she signed with Swedish club Tyresö FF. There she won two more championships, one with Linkopings FC and another with Tyresö FF again. In 2004, she came back to the United States when she signed with the Houston Dash. She stayed with the team until they withdrew from the WPS after one season. In 2005, she returned to Sweden where she played one season with Djurgårdens IF before retiring from soccer.
In 2007, Scurry came out of retirement to play one season with the San Jose CyberRays in the newly formed Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL).