Danielle Colaprico in starting lineup for Red Stars vs Sky Blue FC on May 2, 2015
|Full name||Danielle Jessica Colaprico|
|Date of birth||May 6, 1993|
|Place of birth||Freehold, New Jersey, United States|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
| Sydney FC |
(on loan from Chicago Red Stars)
|2015–||Chicago Red Stars||88||(4)|
|2016–2018||→ Adelaide United (loan)||23||(3)|
|2018–||→ Sydney FC (loan)||5||(1)|
|2014–2016||United States U23|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of April 13, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 13, 2018
Danielle Jessica Colaprico (born May 6, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL, and is currently on loan to Australian club Sydney FC for the 2018–19 W-League season. She previously played for Adelaide United in the Australian W-League. Colaprico has represented the United States on the under-23 national team and received her first cap to the USWNT in November 2018.
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