Briana Scurry was a pioneer on the US Women's National Team. She won gold in Atlanta in 1996, the first time women's soccer was ever played in the Olympics. She was a key part of the fabled World Cup '99ers and captured her second Olympic gold in 2004, cementing her status as one of the premier players in the world.
But Scurry's storybook career ended in 2010 when a knee to the head left her with severe trauma. She was labeled "temporarily totally disabled," and the reality was even worse. Unable to work, incapacitated by pain, she spiraled into depression and debt so bad she pawned her gold medals and contemplated suicide. It seemed like the only way out until Scurry made her greatest save of all. A memoir of startling candor, My Greatest Save is a story of triumph, tragedy, and redemption from a woman who has broken through barriers her entire life.
Robin Roberts is the co-anchor of America's top-rated morning news program, Good Morning America. A critically-renowned broadcaster, Roberts covered the monumental 1999 World Cup Championship final at the Rose Bowl.
Wayne Coffey is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including New York Times bestsellers When Nobody Was Watching (with Carli Lloyd) and The Boys of Winter.
“Briana Scurry is one of the most dominant and courageous goalkeepers I've ever played with. Her character and courage go far beyond the pitch. My Greatest Save is a moving story of resilience and triumph. It helped me get to know Bri - and myself - better.”
USWNT Legend, Speaker, and New York Times Best Selling Author
“My Greatest Save is more than the story of an all-time great goalkeeper. It's about a pioneering female athlete who made sure to honor those who came before her even as she worked hard to make things better for those who came after her.”
Legendary Tennis Champion and Social Activist
“Before every USWNT game we played together, Briana would look me in the eye, give me a double-gloved fist bump, and ask, 'Ready?' I knew I didn't have to ask her because she was always ready. Everybody knows Bri was one of the greatest keepers in the history of women's soccer. When you read My Greatest Save, you will find out that her heart and courage were every bit the equal of her ball-stopping skills.”
USWNT Legend, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup Champion