Aly Wagner

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Personal information
Full nameAlyson Kay Wagner
Date of birth (1980-08-10) August 10, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth San Jose, California, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
19982002 Santa Clara Broncos
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2003 San Diego Spirit 20 (2)
2004 Boston Breakers 0 (0)
2005 Olympique Lyonnais 3 (2)
2009 Los Angeles Sol 15 (0)
National team
19982008 United States 131 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 22:37, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:37, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Alyson Kay "Aly" Wagner (born August 10, 1980) is a sports broadcaster and retired American soccer midfielder who last played for Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer and the United States women's national soccer team. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup bronze medalist. She has worked for Fox Sports and ESPN as a soccer analyst. She is the first woman to call a FIFA Men's World Cup game on U.S television, serving as the analyst alongside Derek Rae for Iran's 1-0 win against Morocco on June 15, 2018.

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

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Early life

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Wagner attended Hillbrook School, and later, Presentation High School and was a four-year varsity starter on the soccer team. She helped the Panthers win the Central Coast Championship as a sophomore and senior. She was named CCS Player of the Year as a junior and senior and was selected as League MVP during her freshman, sophomore and junior years. As a senior, she was named NSCAA All-American, Parade All-American, Parade Magazine High School Player of the Year, and the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year. She was also named as the Northern California Student-Athlete of the Year and Presentation Scholar Athlete of the Year the same year. [1]

San Jose, California City in California, United States

San Jose, officially the City of San José, is the economic, cultural and political center of Silicon Valley, and the largest city in Northern California. With an estimated 2017 population of 1,035,317, it is the third-most populous city in California and the tenth-most populous in United States. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 square miles (466.1 km2). San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States. San Jose is the main component of the San Jose–Sunnyvale–Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area, with an estimated population of around 2 million residents in 2018. It is also the most populous city in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland Combined Statistical Area, which contain 7.7 million and 8.7 million people respectively.

California U.S. state in the United States

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

Hillbrook School is an independent, accredited, co-educational JK-8 day school in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1935.

Santa Clara Broncos, 1998–2002

Wagner began playing with the United States women's national soccer team in 1998, while still a freshman at Santa Clara University. She played in 23 games for the Broncos, starting 21, and scored 10 goals with 12 assists. She was named Second-Team NSCAA All-American, First-Team All-WCC and the WCC Freshman of the Year. [1]

United States womens national soccer team Womens national association football team representing the United States

The United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) represents the United States in international women's soccer. The team is the most successful in international women's soccer, winning four Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic gold medals, and eight CONCACAF Gold Cups. It medaled in every World Cup and Olympic tournament in women's soccer history from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF.

Freshman person in their first year at an educational institution

A freshman, first year, or frosh, is a person in the first year at an educational institution, usually a secondary or post-secondary school.

Santa Clara University private non-profit Jesuit university located in Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit university in Santa Clara, California. It has 5,499 full-time undergraduate students and 3,130 graduate students. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California and the west coast of the United States and has remained in its original location for 168 years. The university's campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis which traces its founding to 1776. The campus mirrors the Mission's architectural style and provides a fine early example of Mission Revival architecture. The university is classified as a "Doctoral/Professional" university by Carnegie Classification.

In 2001, she led Santa Clara to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, scoring the only goal in Santa Clara's 1-0 victory over perennial powerhouse North Carolina.

The NCAA Women's Soccer Championship refers to one of three championships in women's soccer contested by the NCAA since 1981:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is the flagship of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which also allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. Among the claimants, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the only one to have held classes and graduated students as a public university in the eighteenth century.

Wagner was awarded the 2002 Hermann Trophy as the top collegiate soccer player in the country and the Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2002. [2]

Hermann Trophy

The Hermann Trophy is awarded annually by the Missouri Athletic Club to the United States's top male and female college soccer players.

Playing career

Club

Wagner was the number one pick at the 2003 WUSA Draft by the San Diego Spirit. The team finished in third place during the 2003 WUSA season with a 8–6–7 record. [3] She played in all 20 matches during the season, scored two goals and recorded four assists. [4] After advancing to the playoffs, the Spirit was defeated by the Atlanta Beat 2–1 in the semifinals with Wagner scoring the Spirit's lone goal. [5] Wagner was named to the All-WUSA Second Team following the season. [6]

The 2003 WUSA College Draft took place on February 2, 2003. It was the third and final college draft held by Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) to assign the rights of college players to the WUSA teams.

San Diego Spirit

The San Diego Spirit was a professional soccer team that played in the Women's United Soccer Association. The team played at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego in San Diego, California. The team began play in 2001. The league announced on September 15, 2003 it was suspending operations.

The 2003 Women's United Soccer Association season was the third and final season for WUSA, the first top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. The regular season began on April 5 and ended on August 10. The playoffs began on August 16, with the championship match between played on August 24 between the Washington Freedom and the Atlanta Beat.

At the conclusion of the 2003 season, Wagner was traded to the Boston Breakers, shortly before the WUSA suspended operations. She made her debut for the Breakers in a June 19, 2004 exhibition match against the Washington Freedom in Blaine, Minnesota.

In 2005, Wagner scored twice in three games for Olympique Lyonnais in the French First Division. [7]

In 2009, Wagner began playing midfielder for the Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).

On January 14, 2010, Wagner announced her retirement from professional soccer due to injuries. [8]

International

Wagner competed for the United States women's national soccer team from 1999 to 2008. She made appearances in 131 international matches, scored 21 goals and made 42 assists. [9]

At the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup in the United States, Wagner made four appearances including three group-stage matches and the semi-final match. [10] In 2004, she was selected for the Athens Olympics. She played in four matches including three group-stage matches and the semi-final match, helping the U.S. win gold. [10] On July 30, 2006, she became the 18th U.S. women's national team player to reach 100 caps during a friendly match against Canada.

In 2007, Wagner was selected by head coach Greg Ryan for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China and competed in the third-place play-off match against Norway. [10]

Despite undergoing a double hernia operation in early 2008, Wagner was selected to play at the 2008 Summer Olympics and made one appearance as a substitute in a group-stage match against New Zealand. [10] [11] [12]

International goals

Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)
LocationGeographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
LineupStart – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
( c ) – captain
Sorted by minutes played

Goal in matchGoal of total goals by the player in the match
Sorted by total goals followed by goal number
MinThe minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/passThe ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pkGoal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
ScoreThe match score after the goal was scored.
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
ResultThe final score.

Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation

aetThe score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Light-purple background colorexhibition or closed door international friendly match
Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament
Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match
Light-blue background color – FIFA women's world cup qualification match
Pink background color – Continental Games or regional tournament
NOTE on background colors: Continental Games or regional tournament are sometimes also qualifier for World Cup or Olympics; information depends on the source such as the player's federation.

NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player


Goal
DateHome
away
neutral
LocationOpponentLineupGoal
in
match
MinAssist
/pass
ScoreResultCompetition
1999-04-29 [m 1] homeFlag of Japan.svg  Japan

on 46' (off Foudy)

1 of 151 Sara Whalen

5550.05005 5–0

5950.09005 9–0

Friendly
2000-01-13 [m 2] awayFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia unknown1 of 1unknown Heather Aldama

5250.03005 3–1

5250.03005 3–1

Australia Cup
2000-04-05 [m 3] homeFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 1 of 153 Danielle Slaton

5350.03005 3–0

5850.08005 8–0

Friendly
2000-06-08 [m 4] neutralFlag of Japan.svg  Japan

on 64' (off Foudy)

1 of 188 Christie Welsh

5350.04005 4–1

5350.04005 4–1

Pacific Cup
2000-07-07 [m 5] homeFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 1 of 124 Mary-Frances Monroe

5150.01005 1–0

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly
2002-01-12 [m 6] homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico

on 46' (off Parlow)

1 of 175unassisted

5650.06005 6–0

5750.07005 7–0

Friendly
2002-09-29 [m 7] homeFlag of Russia.svg  Russia

on 61' (off Foudy)

1 of 164 Kate Sobrero

5550.05005 5–0

5450.05005 5–1

U.S. Cup
2002-10-27 [m 8] homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1 of 15 Kristine Lilly

5150.01005 1–0

5350.03005 3–0

World Cup qualifier: Group A
2003-03-14 [m 9] neutralFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

on 60' (off Tarpley)

1 of 185unassisted

5050.01005 1–1

5050.01005 1–1

Algarve Cup: Group A
2003-03-18 [m 10] neutralFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

off 75' (on Hucles)

1 of 118unassisted

5150.01005 1–0

5050.01005 1–1

Algarve Cup: Group A
2003-09-01 [m 11] homeFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica

off 46' (on Hamm)

1 of 117 Cindy Parlow

5150.01005 1–0

5550.05005 5–0

Friendly
2003-09-07 [m 12] homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico

on 61' (off Lilly)

1 of 185penalty

5550.05005 5–0

5550.05005 5–0

Friendly
2004-02-27 [m 13] neutralFlag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 1 of 112 Cindy Parlow

5150.01005 1–0

5850.08005 8–0

Olympic qualifier
2004-03-03 [m 14] awayFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1 of 15 Kristine Lilly

5150.01005 1–0

5450.04005 4–0

Olympic qualifier
2004-08-01 [m 15] homeFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR

off 72' (on Tarpley)

1 of 114 Mia Hamm

5150.01005 1–0

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
2004-10-10 [m 16] homeFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1 of 151unassisted

5350.03005 3–0

5650.06005 6–0

Friendly
2004-12-08 [m 17] homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico

off 75' (on Hucles)

8 Mia Hamm

5150.01005 1–0

5550.05005 5–0

Friendly
66 Kristine Lilly

5550.05005 5–0

2005-07-10 [m 18] homeFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

off 64' (on Lloyd)

1 of 148 Kristine Lilly

5350.03005 3–0

5750.07005 7–0

Friendly
2006-03-13 [m 19] neutralFlag of France.svg  France

off 70' (on Miller)

1 of 149 Heather O'Reilly

5250.02005 2–0

5350.04005 4–1

Algarve Cup: Group B
2006-08-27 [m 20] homeFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR

off 88' (on Hucles)

1 of 159penalty

5150.02005 2–1

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly

Assists made in international matches

Wagner is among the top ten players of the United States women's national soccer team in providing assists. Wagner provided more assists than goals which is not unusual for a midfielder; however, a ratio of 42 assists to 21 goals is unmatched by any other player in the top ten assist providers of the United States women's national soccer team.


Assist
DateNHome
away
neutral
LocationOpponentLineupMinGoal scorerScoreResultCompetition
2000-01-07 [m 21] 0neutralFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic

off 46' (on O'Reilly)

83 Veronica Zepeda

5850.08005 8–0

5750.08005 8–1

Australia Cup
2000-07-07 [m 5] 1homeFlag of Italy.svg  Italy 91+ Caroline Putz

5350.04005 4–1

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly
2002-01-12 [m 6] 1homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico

on 61' (off Foudy)

65 Danielle Fotopoulos

5450.04005 4–0

5750.07005 7–0

Friendly
2002-03-03 [m 22] 0neutralFlag of England.svg  England 59 Shannon MacMillan

5150.01005 1–0

5250.02005 2–0

Algarve Cup: Group B
75 Kelly Wilson

5250.02005 2–0

2002-07-21 [m 23] 0homeFlag of Norway.svg  Norway 70 Tiffeny Milbrett

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–0

Friendly
2002-09-29 [m 7] 1homeFlag of Russia.svg  Russia

on 46' (off Parlow )

59 Mia Hamm

5350.03005 3–0

5450.05005 5–1

Nike U.S. Cup
62 Mia Hamm

5450.04005 4–0

2002-11-02 [m 24] 0homeFlag of Panama.svg  Panama

off 46' (on Foudy)

3 Tiffeny Milbrett

5150.01005 1–0

5950.09005 9–0

World Cup qualifier: Group A
6 Tiffeny Milbrett

5250.02005 2–0

22 Tiffeny Milbrett

5650.06005 6–0

2002-11-06 [m 25] 0homeFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 90 Kristine Lilly

5750.07005 7–0

5750.07005 7–0

World Cup qualifier: semifinal
2002-11-09 [m 26] 0homeFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 94 Mia Hamm

5150.02005 2–1

5150.02005 2–1

World Cup qualifier: final
2003-01-23 [m 7] 1neutralFlag of Norway.svg  Norway

on 88' (off Hawkins)

24 Thori Bryan

5150.01005 1–0

5250.03005 3–1

Four Nations Tournament
64 Tiffeny Milbrett

5150.02005 2–1

87 Heather O'Reilly

5250.03005 3–1

2003-02-16 [m 27] 0homeFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland

off 74' (on Kluegel)

3 Mia Hamm

5150.01005 1–0

5150.01005 1–0

Friendly
2003-04-26 [m 28] 0homeFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 55 Shannon MacMillan

5350.04005 4–1

5550.06005 6–1

Friendly
78 Shannon MacMillan

5450.05005 5–1

2003-09-01 [m 11] 1homeFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica

off 46' (on Hamm)

17 Abby Wambach

5250.02005 2–0

5550.05005 5–0

Friendly
2003-11-02 [m 29] 0homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 18 Cindy Parlow

5150.01005 1–0

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
2004-02-25 [m 30] 0homeFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica

on 46' (off Tarpley)

81 Shannon Boxx

5750.07005 7–0

5550.05005 5–0

Olympic qualifier
2004-06-06 [m 31] 0homeFlag of Japan.svg  Japan

on 46' (off Tarpley)

59 Abby Wambach

5050.01005 1–1

5050.01005 1–1

Friendly
2004-09-25 [m 32] 0homeFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland

on 46' (off Tarpley)

42 Abby Wambach

5250.02005 2–0

5150.04005 4–3

Friendly
2004-10-10 [m 16] 0homeFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 66 Cindy Parlow

5550.05005 5–0

5650.06005 6–0

Friendly
2004-10-16 [m 33] 0homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 36 Angela Hucles

5150.01005 1–0

5150.01005 1–0

Friendly
2004-11-06 [m 34] 0homeFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark

off 46' (on Hucles)

48 Abby Wambach

5050.01005 1–1

4850.01005 1–3

Friendly
2005-03-09 [m 35] 0neutralFlag of France.svg  France

off 68' (on Hucles)

20 Christie Welsh

5150.01005 1–0

5150.01005 1–0

Algarve Cup: Group B
2005-03-13 [m 36] 0neutralFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark

off 46' (on Tarpley)

15 Abby Wambach

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–0

Algarve Cup: Group B
2005-03-15 [m 37] 0neutralFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark

off 75' (on Hucles)

23 Christie Welsh

5150.01005 1–0

5150.01005 1–0

Algarve Cup: Final
2005-07-10 [m 38] 0homeFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

off 64' (on Lloyd)

57 Tiffeny Milbrett

5050.01005 1–1

5750.07005 7–0

Friendly
2005-10-23 [m 18] 0homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico

off 46' (on Lloyd)

40 Abby Wambach

5350.03005 3–0

5350.03005 3–0

Friendly
2006-01-18 [m 39] 0neutralFlag of Norway.svg  Norway

off 88' (on Lloyd)

85 Abby Wambach

5250.03005 3–1

5250.03005 3–1

Four Nations Tournament
2006-07-23 [m 40] 0home74 Natasha Kai

5450.04005 4–0

5550.05005 5–0

Friendly
2006-09-13 [m 41] 0homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 22 Lindsay Tarpley

5050.01005 1–1

5350.03005 3–0

friendly
2006-10-01 [m 42] 0homeFlag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei

off 46' (on Lloyd)

27 Lindsay Tarpley

5450.04005 4–0

6050.10005 10–0

friendly
2006-10-08 [m 43] 0homeFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland

off 68' (on Hucles)

34 Abby Wambach

5150.01005 1–0

5150.02005 2–1

friendly
2006-11-04 [m 44] 0awayFlag of South Korea.svg  Korea Republic

off 64' (on Hucles)

68 Kristine Lilly

5150.01005 1–0

5150.01005 1–0

Peace Queen Cup: Final
2007-05-12 [m 45] 0homeFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

on 72' (off Chalupny)

73 Heather O'Reilly

5350.05005 5–2

5350.05005 5–2

Friendly
2007-10-13 [m 46] 0homeFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico

on 33' (off Osborne)
48. off 81' (on Lloyd)

57 Abby Wambach

5150.02005 2–1

5450.05005 5–1

Friendly
2008-06-15 [m 18] 0neutralFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

off 46' (on Lloyd)

77 Abby Wambach

5250.02005 2–0

5150.02005 2–1

Peace Queen Cup: Group B
2008-11-01 [m 47] 0homeFlag of South Korea.svg  Korea Republic

on 46' (off Lloyd)

48 Lindsay Tarpley

5350.03005 3–0

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
NOTE: N = number of goals scored by Aly Wagner in the match

Personal

In December 2006, Wagner married Adam Eyre, a former soccer player at Santa Clara University who played briefly for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. [2] Wagner gave birth to triplet boys in August 2013 [13] and a daughter in December 2015. [14] Also, she has a niece, Clare Wagner, a swim wear model and instagram influencer, who plays midfield for Washington Premier G03 ECNL. She has cited Brittany Kirk as a role model. Her brother and brother-in-law are both known to be better athletes than Tom Brady.

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Nicole Renee Barnhart is an American soccer goalkeeper, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist who currently plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League. She played for the FC Gold Pride and the Philadelphia Independence in Women's Professional Soccer, and is a goalkeeper of the United States national team. She competed in qualifying matches for 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2011 Four Nations Tournament and 2011 Algarve Cup.

Amy Rodriguez American soccer player

Amy Joy Rodriguez is an American soccer player who currently plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League and is also a member of the United States women's national soccer team. She previously played for FC Kansas City, Boston Breakers and Philadelphia Independence of the WPS. She has played most of her games in the forward position and is known for her speed. She is called "A-Rod" by her teammates and soccer commentators.

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Lauren Nicole Holiday is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a midfielder and forward for the United States women's national soccer team from 2007 to 2015. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Holiday played professionally for FC Kansas City in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the Boston Breakers in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). She played collegiate soccer for the UCLA Bruins.

Tobin Heath American soccer player

Tobin Powell Heath is an American professional soccer player. She currently plays professionally for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women's national soccer team. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time FIFA Women's World Cup winner with the United States women's national soccer team. She has also won two NWSL Championships with the Portland Thorns. Heath is described as "perhaps the USA's most skillful player" by the United States Soccer Federation, and she was voted the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2016. Heath usually plays as a flank midfielder or an attacking midfielder. She was the first overall pick in Women's Professional Soccer 2010 draft. Heath's career started with the New Jersey Wildcats in 2004–05, Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues in 2007 and Pali Blues in 2009. Her college career was with the North Carolina Tar Heels between 2006 and 2009 coinciding with her time on the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues. Her professional career began in the Women's Professional Soccer league, spending one season (2010) with Atlanta Beat, one season with Sky Blue FC (2011) and one season with the New York Fury until the Women's Professional Soccer league folded in 2012. She played in France with Paris Saint-Germain for the 2013–14 season before moving on to her current club, Portland Thorns FC, when the NWSL was established.

Alex Morgan American soccer player

Alexandra Morgan Carrasco is an American soccer player. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. Since 2018, she has co-captained the national team with Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.

Megan Rapinoe American soccer player

Megan Anna Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player who plays for and captains Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), playing primarily as a winger. As a member of the United States women's national soccer team, she helped the U.S. win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments, a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and finish runners-up at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Since 2018, she co-captains the national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan.

Becky Sauerbrunn American soccer player

Rebecca Elizabeth Sauerbrunn is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A veteran defender for the United States women's national soccer team, she also plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League, the highest division of women's soccer in the United States. She first appeared for the United States national team at the 2008 Four Nations Tournament during a match against Canada on January 16. She has since made 165 total appearances for the team.

Whitney Engen American soccer player

Whitney Elizabeth Engen is an American soccer player and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She most recently played as a defender for the United States women's national soccer team as well as the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League, the highest division of women's soccer in the United States. She first appeared for the United States national team during the 2011 Algarve Cup in a match against Norway on March 4. During her time with the team, she made 40 appearances for the team and scored four goals.

History of soccer in the United States

The history of soccer in the United States has numerous different roots. Recent research has shown that the modern game entered America in the 1850s through New Orleans when Scottish, Irish, German and Italian immigrants brought the game with them. It was in New Orleans that some of the first organized games that used modern English rules were held.

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  25. "U.S. Clinches Berth in 2003 Women's World Cup with 7-0 Win Over Costa Rica". U.S.Soccer.
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  28. "MacMillan's Four Goals Lead U.S. to 6-1 Win over Canada at RFK". U.S.Soccer.
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