Tierna Davidson

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Tierna Davidson
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Personal information
Date of birth (1998-09-19) September 19, 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Menlo Park, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chicago Red Stars
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2016–2018 Stanford Cardinal 46 (5)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2019– Chicago Red Stars
National team
2015–2018 United States U20 8 (0)
2018– United States 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 2, 2019

Tierna Davidson (born September 19, 1998) is an American soccer player. She plays as a defender for Stanford and the United States women's national soccer team. She was drafted first overall by the Chicago Red Stars in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

Stanford Cardinal womens soccer

The Stanford Cardinal women's soccer team represent Stanford University in the Pac-12 Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. Home games are played at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, located on the university's campus in Palo Alto. Paul Ratcliffe has coached the Cardinal since 2002, winning Pac-12 Coach of the Year seven times. During his tenure as head coach, the team won the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament, six Pac-12 titles, played in six College Cup tournaments, and reached three NCAA Division I finals.

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 three Women's World Cup titles, four Olympic women's gold medals, eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, and ten Algarve Cups. It medaled in every single 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.

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Stanford University

In Davidson's freshman year in 2016 she started all 21 games for the Cardinal, and was named to the Pac-12 All Freshman team and the All-Pac-12 Second Team. In 2017, Davidson was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. She was a key part of the Stanford team that won the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament and was named the 2017 College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player. [1]

2017 NCAA Division I Womens Soccer Tournament

The 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament was the 36th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA Division I women's collegiate soccer. The semi-finals and championship game were played at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida on December 1 and 3, 2017, while the preceding rounds were played at various sites across the country during November 2017. The Stanford Cardinal were tournament champions, winning the final 3–2 over the UCLA Bruins.

International career

In 2018 Davidson played for the senior USWNT and the U-20 WNT. She received her first senior cap for the United States on January 21, 2018 in a friendly against Denmark. After the match she joined the U-20 squad in Trinidad & Tobago for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. [2] Davidson scored the tying goal in the Championship game against Mexico, but the United States would lose on penalty kicks. [3]

The United States U-20 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior women's national team. The team most recently appeared in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France, where they failed to progress from the group stage for the first time in the competition's history. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which is the top competition for this age group. The head coach since April 2017 is Jitka Klimková.

2018 CONCACAF Womens U-20 Championship

The 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship was the 9th edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women's under-20 national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. The tournament was hosted by Trinidad and Tobago and took between 18–28 January 2018, as announced by CONCACAF on 31 October 2017. A total of eight teams played in the tournament.

Davidson was not part to the final roster for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup as she has continued to receive call-ups for the senior USWNT. On July 18 she was named to the USWNT roster for the 2018 Tournament of Nations. [4]

2018 FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup 2018 edition of the FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup

The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the ninth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship.

The 2018 Tournament of Nations was the second Tournament of Nations, an international women's football tournament, consisting of a series of friendly games. It was held in the United States, from July 26 to August 2, 2018, and featured the same four teams as the previous tournament.

Davidson scored her 1st international goal on August 31, 2018 against Chile. [5] Davidson was not part of the 2018 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers due to a fractured ankle injury while playing for Stanford. [6]

Chile womens national football team womens national association football team representing Chile

The Chile women's national football team represents Chile in international women's football. It is controlled by the ANFP, and its member of CONMEBOL. Their next major competition will be the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup where Chile qualified for the first time ever. They have been close to qualify in 1991, 1995 and 2011 and later finally made it in 2019. Chile is, along with Brazil the only teams who never missed a Copa América Femenina. Chile's friendlies are mostly with Argentina, who is a traditional rival. The team is coached by José Letelier and is captained by Christiane Endler.

International goals


Goal
DateLocationOpponentLineup#MinAssist/passScoreResultCompetition
12018-08-31 [7] Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1.18 Tobin Heath 1–03–0Friendly

Honors

USWNT

The SheBelieves Cup is an invitational women's association football tournament held early in the year in the United States. In its first three years, it was contested by the same four teams: the United States, England, France, and Germany. In 2019 the tournament line up changed for the first time to Brazil, England, Japan and the United States.

The 2018 SheBelieves Cup was the third edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Germany, England, France, and hosts United States, it began on March 1 and ended on March 7, 2018, broadly running in parallel with the 2018 Algarve Cup, 2018 Turkish Women’s Cup, and the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.

The Tournament of Nations is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in several American cities. The inaugural tournament was held in 2017. USSF indicated it will be held only in non-World Cup and non-Olympic years. Starting in 2021 Volkswagen will become the title sponsor for the Tournament of Nations.

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