Tierna Davidson

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Tierna Davidson
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Personal information
Full nameTierna Lillis Davidson [1]
Date of birth (1998-09-19) September 19, 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Menlo Park, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Playing position Center back, left back
Club information
Current team
Chicago Red Stars
Number 26
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2016–2018 Stanford Cardinal 46 (5)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2019– Chicago Red Stars 6 (1)
National team
2015–2018 United States U20 8 (0)
2018– United States 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of August 14, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 6, 2019

Tierna Lillis Davidson (born September 19, 1998) is an American soccer player. She plays as a defender for the Chicago Red Stars 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 after playing three years at Stanford.

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

Chicago Red Stars soccer team and National Womens Soccer League franchise in Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Chicago Red Stars is a women's professional soccer club based in Chicago, Illinois, who compete in the National Women's Soccer League and play their home games in SeatGeek Stadium. The team was a founding member of Women's Professional Soccer, and played in the league in 2009 and 2010. After leaving the WPS in December 2010, due to financial issues, the team reorganized and joined the Women's Premier Soccer League for the 2011 season. In 2012, the team co-founded and competed in Women's Premier Soccer League Elite, the single year this league existed. In the fall of 2012 the Red Stars with the Boston Breakers and US Soccer, attracted 6 other teams and founded the National Women's Soccer League. Since 2013 the team has been competing in the National Women's Soccer League. From 2015-2019 the Chicago Red Stars have made the playoffs of the NWSL and are the first and only team to do so for five consecutive years.

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. The United States women's national soccer team recently just won the 2019 World Cup for the 4th time by defeating Netherlands 2-0.

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Early life

Davidson intended to become an astronaut, before actively pursuing professional soccer. [2]

Stanford University, 2016–2018

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. [3] In 2018 Davidson only appeared in 3 games for Stanford as she suffered a fractured ankle on September 9 against North Carolina. [4] This would be her final appearance for Stanford as she declared for the 2019 NWSL College Draft, forgoing her final year of college eligibility. [5]

2017 NCAA Division I Womens Soccer Tournament football tournament season

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.

North Carolina Tar Heels womens soccer

The North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 20 of the 27 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, and 22 of the 36 NCAA national championships.

The 2019 NWSL College Draft was held on January 10, 2019 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Club career

Chicago Red Stars, 2019–present

In November 2018, the National Women's Soccer League changed their rules for the NWSL College Draft to allow for players to enter the draft before they had exhausted their college eligibility. [6] This allowed Davidson to declare for the 2019 NWSL College Draft after only playing three years at Stanford. Davidson was selected 1st overall at the draft by the Chicago Red Stars, she was the second consecutive Cardinal to be selected 1st overall after Andi Sullivan was the 1st overall pick in 2018. [7]

National Womens Soccer League Professional soccer league, highest level of womens soccer in the United States

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women's soccer league owned by the teams, and under a management contract with the United States Soccer Federation. At the top of the United States league system, it represents the sport's highest level in the United States. The NWSL was established in 2012 as a successor to Women's Professional Soccer (2007–2012), which was itself the successor to Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003). The league began play in 2013 with eight teams, four of which were former members of Women's Professional Soccer. With the addition of three expansion teams in Houston (2014), Orlando (2016), Salt Lake City (2018) and the loss of FC Kansas City and Boston Breakers, it now has nine teams throughout the United States.

The NWSL College Draft is an annual event which takes place in January of each year where the teams of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) select players who are in their senior season in college or have exhausted their college eligibility. The NWSL College Draft was first instituted in 2013 a few months prior to the start of the inaugural season of the league. The draft is composed of four rounds in which each club has a selection, the order of which is determined by a combination of the teams' playoff and regular season positions, with the last-placed team or any expansion teams picking first.

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 eight times. During his tenure as head coach, the team won the 2011 and 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament, seven Pac-12 titles, played in seven College Cup tournaments, and reached four NCAA Division I finals.

On March 11, 2019 Davidson signed a contract with the Red Stars. [8]

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. [9] Davidson scored the tying goal in the Championship game against Mexico, but the United States would lose on penalty kicks. [10]

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 place 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. [11]

Davidson scored her 1st international goal on August 31, 2018 against Chile. [12] Davidson was not part of the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship due to a fractured ankle injury while playing for Stanford. [13] In December, Davidson was named 2018 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year. [14]

After recovering from injury Davidson returned to the USWNT in January 2019 and was named to the roster for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup in February. [15]

In May 2019, Davidson was named to the final 23-player squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, the youngest player on the roster. [16]

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

#NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)
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
Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament

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


Goal
DateLocationOpponentLineup#MinAssist/passScoreResultCompetition
12018-08-31 [17] Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1.18 Tobin Heath 1–03–0Friendly

Personal life

Davidson is openly lesbian. [18]

Honors

USWNT

Stanford

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