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14 Jessica McDonald

  • Position: Forward
  • Date of Birth: 02/28/1988
  • Age: 29
  • Country: Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Weight: lbs
  • Height: 6.0'


2017: Played in eight games, starting seven for a total of 620 minutes. She has recorded two goals, one assist, and 18 shots.  2016: Played in and started 19 games for the Flash, totaling 1,665 minutes. Scored 10 goals and had the most assists on the team in 2016 with seven. 2015: Appeared in nine matches for the Houston Dash. Scored five goals. 2014: Appeared in 24 matches for Portland Thorns FC. Scored 11 goals. 2013: Re-joined the Chicago Red Stars in 2013 and appeared in nine matches with Chicago before being waived and eventually signed by Seattle. Appeared in seven matches for Seattle Reign FC and tallied three goals. 2012: Started in all 13 of her appearances for Melbourne Victory FC in Australia’s W-League. Tallied seven goals and helped the squad to the Grand Final match. 2010: Was the 15th overall pick by Chicago Red Stars in the 2010 WPS Draft. Made five appearances before suffering an injury in her rookie season.


2017: McDonald was called up to participate in the US Women's National Team January training camp in Carson, California. Represented USA on several youth national teams. 2009: Member of Team USA U-23 team. 2007: Represented Team USA at the Pan-Am games.


Attended Phoenix College for two years before transferring to the University of North Carolina. 2008: Played a key role in the Tar Heels’ run to the National Championship. Played in 21 games and had 17 starts. Scored five goals and had 10 assists, which led the team. Ended up winning the National Championship with UNC.

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