Soccer star Briana Scurry’s 'greatest save' was herself

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Briana Scurry is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who graduated from Anoka High School. Her new book, "My Greatest Save," relates her rise to the top as a professional soccer player and how she rebuilt her life after a head injury.
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There are many Minnesotans who have left home and gone on to become famous. And when we think about the athletes on that list, one name definitely comes to mind.

Briana Scurry is considered one the best women’s soccer players to ever play the game. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who graduated from Anoka High School. She has broken barriers as a Black woman and as an openly gay athlete.

And now she has written a book, “My Greatest Save,” that tells her story

Briana Scurry joined MPR News host Angela Davis to share stories about growing up in Minnesota, rising to the top as a professional soccer player, and then watching her life fall apart after a head injury ended her soccer career.

Guest:

  • Briana Scurry is a women’s soccer player and a two-time Olympic gold medalist who graduated from Anoka High School. 

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