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30 Reminders Of What The World Was Like The Last Time The U.S. Won A World Cup

The year was 1999. Brandi Chastain introduced the world to Nike sports bras...

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1. The last time the U.S. won a World Cup was in 1999.

The U.S. won the shootout 5–4 after the game against China ended in a 0–0 tie.The men's soccer team has never won a World Cup.
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The U.S. won the shootout 5–4 after the game against China ended in a 0–0 tie.

The men's soccer team has never won a World Cup.

2. In 1999, we liked our shirts loose, our pants looser, and our bucket hats flipped up.

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3. Brandi Chastain introduced the world to Nike sports bras.

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4. Destiny's Child was made up of Beyoncé and three randoms. "Bills, Bills, Bills" was at the top of the charts.

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5. We all had to go see this Western starring Will Smith, Kevin Kline, and a giant fire-shooting mechanical spider.

6. Woodstock '99 went down in flames.

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7. Lance Armstrong had just won his first Tour de France.

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8. The last checkered taxicab drove through the streets of Manhattan.

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9. George W. Bush, Texas governor and the former president's son, had just announced his candidacy for presidency.

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10. Teens everywhere were learning what an American Pie feels like.

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11. Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were still together.

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12. Most of us had to listen to this sound before we could get on the internet.

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13. The world population had just reached 6 billion.

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14. The Euro had just debuted in the European Union.

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15. This was the latest in gaming technology...

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16. JNCO jeans.

17. Belly shirts were innie.

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18. Tweens were working body glitter.

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19. Some people were watching the first season of Family Guy.

20. Britney Spears made knee socks a thing.

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21. American kids didn't know what happened to Harry beyond The Chamber of Secrets.

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22. Napster guys, Napster.

23. John F. Kennedy Jr., son of the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, died in a plane crash. Kennedy was the pilot, and his wife and her sister were also on board.

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24. Jennifer Lopez was playing cam girl in her video for "If You Had My Love":

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25. Kiernan Shipka of Mad Men was still a fetus.

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26. The first BlackBerry, with limited internet browsing, was released.

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27. Furbies were for all the kids who couldn't have dogs.

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28. We all watched this horror movie about a girl who didn't have a selfie stick.

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29. In 1999, "taking the red pill" only referred to The Matrix.

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30. A man named Tom Green had a show and a No. 1 hit.

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Ugh, so much has changed. Methinks it's time for another World Cup. Right, ladies?

Catch USA vs. Sweden on Friday, June 12 live at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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Catch USA vs. Sweden on Friday, June 12 live at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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