Heath with the United States women's national soccer team in September 2017
|Full name||Tobin Powell Heath|
|Date of birth||May 29, 1988|
|Place of birth||Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|2006–2009||North Carolina Tar Heels||93||(19)|
|2004–2006||New Jersey Wildcats||7||(1)|
|2007||Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues||5||(5)|
|2011||Sky Blue FC||12||(0)|
|2012||New York Fury||1||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of August 25, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 3, 2019
Tobin Powell Heath (born May 29, 1988) 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 forward or an attacking midfielder and primarily on the right side. 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.
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Heath was born in Morristown, New Jersey, to parents Jeff and Cindy Heath. She grew up in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Heath's closest cousin, Dawn Fulmer (Dawn Jennings) also lived in New Jersey at the time and owned the school Tobin and her siblings attended. Heath has a younger brother, Jeffrey, and two older sisters, Perry and Katie, who are active in Athletes in Action and Champions for Christ. Heath started playing soccer at the age of 4 in the back of a YMCA.She has described herself as a proud and devout follower of the Christian faith and is very close to her family.
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Heath graduated from Ridge High School in Basking Ridge in 2006, where she played soccer for three years.She also played for the 2003 Club National Champion PDA Wildcats team. Heath was ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the nation in the Class of 2006 by Soccer Buzz magazine and was named to the Parade Magazine All-America team in 2005.
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Heath committed to attend the University of North Carolina (UNC) when she was due to begin her junior year at high school. She did not play soccer in her senior year, instead she decided to train with boys.In her consensus freshman year in 2006 with the Tar Heels, she was part of the All-America 2006 national championship team and made 23 appearances at left midfield (22 of them were starts), scoring four goals and assisting nine. As a sophomore, she scored two goals, assisting another five and was named to the First-Team NSCAA All-American and First-Team All-ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference). As a junior, she scored eight goals with eight assists, this helped the UNC to a 25–1–2 record and the NCAA title.
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As a senior at UNC, she was involved in fifteen Tar Heels goals, five of them she scored and assisted 10. The team compiled a record of 23–3–1 and recorded 1–0 victories in both the NCAA semi-final and championship game. She was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team and also the first runner-up for the MAC Hermann Trophy, given to the college soccer's top player.
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Heath helped lead UNC to NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009and four straight Atlantic Coast Conference titles. UNC soccer coach Anson Dorrance notes that Heath preferred to nutmeg opposing players rather than dribble the ball around them.
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In 2010, she was the first overall pick in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) 2010 college draft and was selected by the expansion team Atlanta Beat. After suffering an injury to her right ankle in her third appearance for the Beat, she missed the remainder of the 2010 season.She started in all three of her appearances for the club.
On December 10, 2010, Heath, along with Beat teammates Eniola Aluko and Angie Kerr, were traded to Sky Blue FC in return for the fourth and eighth pick in the 2011 WPS Draft as well as future considerations.Heath made twelve appearances for Sky Blue, starting in three games. The team finished fifth during regular season play with 5 wins, 4 draws, and 9 losses.
With the folding of WPS in 2012, Heath joined New York Fury of the WPSL Elite League.At the start of the season, she was recovering from an ankle injury. Afterwards, she played one game with New York Fury and was later called to the national team.
In 2013, Heath signed a six-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the top-tier French league, Division 1 Féminine until the end of the season on May 23, 2013.She scored five goals in the twelve appearances she made for the club. Her six-month spell was referred as her education, from the Portland Thorns FC website.
Heath returned to PSG from Portland Thorns FC in September 2013 until June 2014, after she had a sore right foot in the 2013 NWSL Championship.During her second spell with the club, she made seven appearances without scoring.
The newly established National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced on January 11, 2013 that Heath was one of the seven players allocated to the Portland Thorns FC for their initial roster as part of the NWSL Player Allocation.After completing the season with Paris-Saint Germain, she joined the Thorns in July 2013, helping them attain a third-place finish in the NWSL. The Thorns won the 2013 NWSL Championship after defeating the Western New York Flash 2–0, with Heath scoring the game-winning goal from a direct free kick. She was voted as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the championship game.
During the beginning of the 2016 NWSL season, Heath notched five assists in five games – two of them in a 2–1 victory over the Orlando Pride, and earned the title of NWSL Player of the Month for April.She also scored her first goal of the 2016 season against the Washington Spirit, which was voted NWSL goal of the week by fans. She was also named NWSL Player of the Week for week 6. Heath notched her 10th assist of the season in Portland's final game against Sky Blue FC, breaking the NWSL's previous record of 9 assists by a single player in one regular season. She was named as the team's captain when Christine Sinclair was injured during the season.
Heath missed the majority of the 2017 NWSL season, while nursing a lingering back injury which kept her out of play. It was first described as a minor injury that was expected to result in a short spell out of play, with an estimated return date listed as May 27 against the Boston Breakers.The back injury lasted longer than thought so she was sent to Los Angeles and was treated by her coaching staff. Heath was removed from the disabled list and added to the active roster on August 28. It was announced in May that she would take up a role within the team's Development Academy as Youth Technical Director. Heath returned in time for end of the season, her NWSL season debut was on September 23 vs Orlando Pride at the 60th minute. She made her first start on October 7 against the same team in the NWSL Championship Semi-final. She helped her team reach the final of the play-offs with an assist for Emily Sonnett in a 4–1 win, and participated in a 1–0 win over North Carolina Courage to win the NWSL Championship.
Heath suffered an ankle injury during the 2017 NWSL Championship game and underwent surgery at the beginning of 2018.She missed the first four games of the 2018 NWSL season as she was still recovering from surgery. Heath returned to the Thorns lineup on April 28 against the Utah Royals, where she entered the game in the 57th minute and scored a goal 10 minutes later. The game ended in a 1–1 draw. Heath scored 7 goals and added 7 assists during the regular season. She was named to the NWSL Team of the Month for August. Heath scored another goal in Portland's 2–1 win over the Seattle Reign in the semi-final, setting up a re-match with the North Carolina Courage in the final. Portland was defeated by the Courage 3–0 in the final. Heath was named one of five nominees for NWSL Most Valuable Player, her Thorns teammate Lindsay Horan won the award. Heath was named to the 2018 NWSL Best XI.
Heath started the 2019 season quite positively. She won both the NWSL Goal of the Week and Player of the Week for the first week of play.
|Pali Blues||2009||USL W-League||6||1||0||0||—||6||1|
|Atlanta Beat||2010||Women's Professional Soccer||3||0||—||3||0|
|Sky Blue FC||2011||12||0||—||12||0|
|New York Fury||2012||Women's Premier Soccer League Elite||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Paris Saint-Germain||2012–13||Division 1 Féminine||8||4||—||4||1||—||12||5|
|Portland Thorns FC|
|2013||National Women's Soccer League||7||0||2||2||—||9||2|
Heath played on several youth national teams – including the U-16s in 2003–2004 and the U-17s in 2004–05.Heath was a standout at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia, despite being of the last players chosen for the World Cup roster. In total Heath made 24 appearances for the USA Women's U-20 National TeamU-20s in 2006, scoring five goals. Heath was part of the silver medal winning USA Women's team at the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil where she was in the starting lineup for the championship game.
Heath made her first appearance for the senior national team on January 18, 2008 against Finland in the Four Nations Tournament in China.She was named to the U.S roster for 2008 Summer Olympics at the age of 20. She earned three caps during the tournament as the U.S went on to win the Gold Medal. Heath was one of three college athletes who represented the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics. In 2008, Heath earned 17 caps and scored two goals. Her first international goal came against China at the 2008 Algarve Cup.
Heath was named the 2009 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year and earned two more caps for the USWNT in 2009, both appearances came against Canada in July. She did not play for the USA in 2010 due to an illness and a major ankle injury suffered during the WPS season which required surgery.
Heath made her FIFA Women's World Cup debut at the age of 23 during the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany. Her first appearance came in the second half of U.S's group-stage match against Colombia.Heath made four appearances during the World Cup, her final three appearances came in the knockout round. In the World Cup final, Heath entered the game in the 116th minute of extra time. The game finished tied 2–2 and went to penalties. Heath was the third U.S to take a penalty, her shot was saved by the Japanese keeper and the U.S lost 3–1 on penalties.
Heath was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and played in all six matches. She started and played the full 90 in four of the six games and recorded three assists during the tournament. Her first assist came against France, during the groups stage, where she sent a crossing pass to Alex Morgan who scored the last goal of the match making the final score 4–2.The second assist, against Colombia, she played a one-two pass with Wambach who scored the second in a 3–0 win. Her final assist of the tournament came in the quarter-finals against New Zealand, at the 87th minute, when she provided a long ball down the left flank to Sydney Leroux, who scored through the legs of the goalkeeper Jenny Bindon, sealing the match at the final score of 2–0.
Heath was a regular starter on the U.S. National Women's Team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, starting five of the U.S.'s seven games.In the World Cup Final, Heath scored in the 54th minute, on an assist from Morgan Brian. The U.S won the World Cup by defeating Japan 5–2
Heath scored two goals for the U.S during 2016 Olympic Qualifying, helping the U.S to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Heath participated in her third Olympic Games in 2016. She appeared in three games for the U.S and recorded two assists. The U.S team was eliminated by Sweden on penalties in the quarter-finals.Heath was named NWSL Olympics Player of Match Day 1 and 2 in fan voting.
In 2016 Heath appeared in 20 games for the U.S, she scored 6 goals and added 8 assists. Heath was named 2016 U.S Soccer Female Player of the Year after receiving 40% of the vote, Crystal Dunn came in second with 34% of the vote.
After appearing in all three games at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, Heath would only make one more appearance for the U.S in 2017 due to a nagging back injury and an ankle injury suffered in the 2017 NWSL Championship game.
After undergoing ankle surgery in January 2018, Heath made her return to the field on June 12 in a friendly against China, where she scored the match winner in a 2–1 victory.At the 2018 Tournament of Nations Heath scored in the final game against Brazil, helping the U.S to a 4–1 victory. The U.S won the tournament by goal differential over Australia.
Heath scored 4 goals at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, which included two goals in a semi-final match against Jamaica. The U.S won that game 6–0 and clinched a spot in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.She was named to the Best XI for the CONCACAF Women's Championship.
Heath finished 2018 with 7 goals and 6 assists, while only appearing in 10 games. She was one of five nominees for the 2018 U.S Female Player of the Year, Alex Morgan won the award.
|Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)|
|Location||Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred|
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
|Lineup||Start – played entire match|
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
|Goal in match||Goal of total goals by the player in the match|
Sorted by total goals followed by goal number
|#||NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)|
|Min||The 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/pass||The 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 pk||Goal 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.)|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
|Result||The 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
|aet||The 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 color – exhibition 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|
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament|
|Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final 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
|2008 Algarve Cup|
|2008 Olympic qualifier: Group A|
|2012 Olympic qualifier: Group B|
|2012 Olympic qualifier: Semifinal|
|2012 Volvo Winners Cup|
|7||2012-10-23||East Hartford||67||Alex Morgan|
|8||2013-04-9||The Hague||Start||36||Sydney Leroux|
|2014 CONCACAF Championship|
|2015 FIFA World Cup: Final|
|2016 Olympic qualifier: semifinal|
|2016 Olympic qualifier: final|
|15||2016-04-06||East Hartford||Start||62||Crystal Dunn|
|18||2016-11-10||San Jose||Start||10||Christen Press|
|20||2018-08-02||Bridgeview||61||Alex Morgan||3–1||4–1||2018 Tournament of Nations|
|21||2018-09-04||San Jose||38||Tierna Davidson||2–0||4–0||Friendly|
|22||2018-10-04||Cary||61||Crystal Dunn||4–0||6–0||2018 CONCACAF Championship|
|2018 CONCACAF Championship Semi-final|
|26||2019-03-02||Nashville||Start||67||unassisted||2–2||2–2||2019 SheBelieves Cup|
|28||2019-04-04||Commerce City||Start||53||Emily Sonnett||2–2||5–3||Friendly|
|29||2019-05-16||St. Louis||35||Megan Rapinoe||1–0||5–0|
|2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament|
|2008-08-06||Qinhuangdao, China||0–2 L||Group stage|
|2008-08-09||1–0 W||Group stage|
|2008-08-15||Shanghai, China||2–1 W||Quarter-final|
|2011 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|2011-07-02||Sinsheim, Germany||3–0 W||Group stage|
|2011-07-10||Dresden, Germany||2–2 (pso 3–5) W||Quarter-final|
|2011-07-13||Mönchengladbach, Germany||3–1 W||Semi-final|
|2011-07-17||Frankfurt, Germany||2–2 (pso 3–1) L||Final|
|2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament|
|2012-07-25||Glasgow, Scotland||Start||4–2 W||Group stage|
|2012-07-28||3–0 W||Group stage|
|2012-07-31||Manchester, England||1–0 W||Group stage|
|2012-08-03||Newcastle, England||Start||2–0 W||Quarter-final|
|2012-08-06||Manchester, England||Start||4–3 W||Semi-final|
|2012-08-09||London, England||Start||2–1 W||Gold medal match|
|2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|2015-06-08||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||3–1 W||Group stage|
|2015-06-16||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||1–0 W||Group stage|
|2015-06-22||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Start||2–0 W||Round of 16|
|2015-06-26||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||Start||1–0 W||Quarter-final|
|2015-06-30||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||2–0 W||Semi-final|
|2015-07-05||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||5–2 W||Final|
|2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament|
|2016-08-03||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Start||2–0 W||Group stage|
|2016-08-06||Start||1–0 W||Group stage|
|2016-08-12||Brasília, Brazil||Start||1–1 (pso 4–3) (L)||Quarter-final|
|2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|2019-06-11||Reims, France||13–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-20||Le Havre, France||Start||2–0 W||Group stage|
|2019-06-24||Reims, France||Start||2–1 W||Round of 16|
|2019-06-28||Paris, France||Start||2–1 W||Quarter-final|
|2019-07-02||Décines-Charpieu, France||2–1 W||Semi-final|
Heath is a devout Christian.Aside from soccer, Heath has said she enjoys playing a multitude of sports, such as tennis and surfing, and enjoys being outside when given the time and opportunity. Tobin's first name is her great-grandmother's surname.
Heath is featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series in FIFA 16 , the first time women players were included in the game.In September 2015, she was ranked by EA Sports as the No. 15 women's player in the game.
Following the United States' win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Heath and her teammates became the first women's sports team to be honored with a Ticker tape parade in New York City.Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio. In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House.
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