ESPN to premier Nine for IX series film on USWNT at 1999 World Cup

ESPN to premier Nine for IX series film on USWNT at 1999 World Cup

U.S. Women's National Team

ESPN to premier Nine for IX series film on USWNT at 1999 World Cup

USWNT 1999

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By DAN KARELL

ESPN Film’s Nine for IX series will be premiering an episode on the 1999 U.S. Women’s National Team on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 8pm.

The episode, titled “The 99ers,” will take fans on a trip back to July 10, 1999 at the Women’s World Cup final between the U.S. and China, where the USWNT wound up winning in a dramatic penalty kick shootout in front of a record live and televised audience.

The film will be the eighth installment in the Nine for IX series, celebrating the contributions of women in sports and female athletes in the 40th anniversary of Title IX. It is directed by Erin Layden an ESPN Films producer, who directed a number of documentaries in the critically acclaimed “30 for 30” series.

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