US Women’s Soccer Stars Highlight Risks of Heading


Dragonwing girlgear soccer header during video shootWe applaud that three members of the 1999 World Cup championship US Women’s Soccer team are speaking out on the risks of brain injury from heading.

Brandi Chastain, Joy Fawcett, and Cindy Parlow Cone — who’s a Dragonwing girlgear spokesperson — have joined forces with the Sports Legacy Institute and the Santa Clara Institute of Sports Law to form Parents and Pros for Safer Soccer and are pushing for rules changes to prohibit heading by players under 14.

In a recent New York Times article on the effort, Parlow Cone, who ended her playing career in part because of concussion-related headaches and fatigue, says, “Soccer might not be football, but we do know now that brain injuries in soccer is a huge issue, and is a very serious issue…. We need to do better for our kids.”

 


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