U.S. soccer legend's Hall of Fame plaque misses the mark

In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2018, Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain poses by her plaque during a press conference in San Francisco. Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Chastain. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain diplomatically said "it's not the most flattering. But it's nice." (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

A plaque at the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame dedicated to United States soccer legend Brandi Chastain is garnering bad reviews after the World Cup winner's induction on Monday night. Critics of the plaque say that it looks nothing like Chastain.

“It’s not the most flattering,” Chastain said, according to The Mercury News, “But it’s nice.”

Hall of Fame officials said that the plaque was never meant to be a perfect representation of Chastain's likeness, but rather a representation. No plans for the plaque to be redone are in place at this time.

Chastain played for the United States for 16 years between 1988 and 2004. She helped the U.S to win the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991 and then again in 1999 where her final and game-winning penalty kick against China PR etched her into soccer history forever.

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