U.S. Soccer
Women's National Team

Tina Ellertson

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-9

  • Hometown

    Vancouver, Wash.

  • Club

    St. Louis Athletica

A converted forward, she earned her first three caps at defender with the USA in 2005, before working her way into the team full-time in 2006 and earning a spot on the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team … 2008: Took most of the year off from soccer to have her second child … Did play in four matches for the USA at the end of the year on the Achieve Your Gold Tour … While playing forward, she scored her first career goal for the WNT against China on Dec. 13 in a 1-0 victory at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. … 2007: Played in 13 matches in 2007, starting five, one at the Four Nations Tournament in China and two at the Algarve Cup in Portugal … A member of the USA’s 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team, she played in three matches at the Women’s World Cup, her first world championship tournament, totaling 90 minutes of play … At the WWC, she played against Nigeria, the homeland of her mother Eka … 2006: Had an excellent performance at the 2006 Four Nations Tournament, starting all three games in the center of the defense and playing every minute of the competition as the USA won the title … Started two matches at the 2006 Algarve Cup … Started 10 of the 14 matches she played … Youth National Teams: Played with the U.S. Under-21 National Team in 2004. First Appearance: July 10, 2005, vs. Ukraine … First goal: Dec. 13, 2008, vs. China.
Allocated to St. Louis Athletica for the inaugural WPS season in 2009 … Played with the Seattle Sounders women’s team in 2003 and 2004, helping them reach the 2003 W-League semifinals ... In 2003, she scored three goals in three regular-season appearances and netted five goals in three playoff games, including a pair in Seattle's Western Conference final win at Vancouver … Helped the Lake Oswego Soccer Club win the 1998 and 1999 state championships and advanced to the regional quarterfinals in 1999 ... Also played for the Columbia Premier Soccer Club, which was coached by her dad … Also played one season for the Highland Eagles when she was a freshman in high school.
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