One of the best possessors of the ball on the U.S. team, she has been in the national team program for years, but only in 2010 did she carve out a consistent role through her excellent work rate, superb passing, and willingness to sacrifice for the team. The central midfielder led the USA in assists in 2010 with seven despite playing less than half the minutes available last year.
Women's National Team
Midfielder Caps/Goals -
Date of Birth
Broke into the National Team relatively late in her career but has been a consistent call-up over the past three years … 2012: Played in six matches, starting two, and scored her first career national team goal against Guatemala – on a header – at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Vancouver, Canada … Named as an alternate to the 2012 Olympic Team and traveled with the squad to the U.K. … 2011: Played in 10 games, starting three, and made her first Women’s World Cup team … Played in one match in Germany, starting and playing the entire 90 minutes in the USA’s second group match, a victory over Colombia … 2010: Had her best and most active year for the USA, playing in 13 matches while starting six and upping her career cap total to 14 … Had a team-high seven assists, including three – one in each group game – at the Algarve Cup in Portugal … 2009: Called into WNT training camps on the strength of her WPS performance but did not appear in a match … 2006: A part of Residency Training Camp … 2005: Earned her first cap against Iceland as a substitute … 2004: Part of Residency Training Camp in Carson, Calif. … Youth National Teams: A long-time member of the USA’s youth national team pool, she played for the U.S. U-16, U-17 and U-21 teams … A member of the USA’s U-21 2001 Nordic Cup champions in Norway … First Appearance: July 24, 2005, vs. Iceland … First Goal: Jan. 22, 2012, vs. Guatemala.
Allocated to the Washington Spirit for the 2013 NWSL season … 2012: Played a few games for the Western New York Flash in the WPSL-Elite as the team won the championship … 2011: Played 254 minutes in nine games for the Independence, starting one, as Philadelphia earned a playoff berth with a second-place finish in the league … 2010: The first player taken in the 2010 WPS Expansion Draft by the Independence … Started all 23 games she played for the Independence, helping the team to a playoff berth, two playoff wins and a berth into the championship game … Scored two goals with a team-leading eight assists (tied for second in the league), meaning she led her club and country in assists … Named to the WPS Best XI … Was also named to the WPS All-Star Team … 2009: She played for the Washington Freedom in the inaugural season of WPS in 2009 after being taken 17th overall by the Freedom in the WPS General Draft … Started 18 of the 19 games she played for the Freedom, scoring two goals with one assist …. 2007: Member of the 2007 W-League champions with the Freedom … 2003: Traded to the Freedom at the 2003 WUSA Draft and was a member of 2003 Founders Cup III Champions … 2002: The fourth overall pick in 2002 WUSA Draft by San Diego Spirit, she played in 20 games, starting 13, and scored two goals with five assists … 2000: Played for the Indiana Blaze of the W-League from 1997-2000.