What would you ask long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad?
- Oct 20 '16
King: Ok, let's play a little game of "If You Only Knew."
King: Toughest team you competed against?
King: Most underrated soccer player ever?
Chastain: Michelle Akers.
King: Member of team USA who will emerge as the star of the Olympics?
Chastain: Julie Johnson and Mallory Pugh. I had to give two, sorry.
King: Earliest soccer memory?
Chastain: Scoring a goal with my left foot. I think I was ten years old against the San Jose Rovers at Steinbeck Park.
King: And strong.
Chastain: Yeah, haha.
King: If not soccer, then what?
Chastain: Anything physical.
King: Biggest pet peeve?
Chastain: Rude people.
King: Toughest defender you ever faced?
Chastain: Probably Joy Fawcett from the U.S. Women's National team.
King: The most nervous you got before a game?
Chastain: When I was – I used to be a bench player in 1991 for the Women's World
Cup. My first time the coach said you're gonna go into the World Cup, I thought I was gonna throw up. Yeah. Haha.
King: Feeling you had during the national anthem after your first gold medal?
Chastain: Immense pride.
King: Best piece of advice you ever got?
Chastain: My grandfather, he used to give me a dollar when I scored a goal, but a dollar-fifty when I made an assist. It was better to give than receive.
King: Funniest fan encounter?
Chastain: Oh, young men wearing sports bras.
King: Toughest crowd you ever faced?
Chastain: In Brazil, they are- that's a tough crowd.
King: Favorite stadium you ever played in?
Chastain: Oh gosh the Rose Bowl.
King: Something you know now that you wish you knew earlier in your career?
Chastain: That fitness does make a difference in the outcome, and that nutrition really can – can change the way you play.