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Tierna Davidson
Women's National Team

Tierna Davidson

Defender Caps/Goals - 12/1
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-10

  • Hometown

    Menlo Park, Calif.

  • Club

    Chicago Red Stars

U.S. WNT defender Tierna Davidson is not your average 19-year-old. Davidson, who is considering a major in biomedical computation, bioengineering or human biology, carries herself with a maturity that belies her years. She speaks calmly and eloquently, and is confident and in control. At 5-foot-10, Davidson is long and lean, remarkably fluid on the field and seemingly in synch with whatever is going on around her.

At the start of January Camp in 2018, it would have been a stretch to name as a steady presence on the WNT, but she’s on the correct path to possibly earn a roster spot in France at the age of 20.

Tierna Davidson

With a foot injury to veteran center back Becky Sauerbrunn sidelining her for the 2018 January training camp and the friendly match against Denmark on Jan. 21, Davidson was given the starting nod against the Danes in San Diego and earned her first cap.

She was the third teenager since 2013 to earn a first cap for the WNT. Mallory Pugh (17 in 2016) and Lindsey Horan (19 in 2013) were the most recent teenagers to debut. Davidson led Stanford to an NCAA Championship, playing a key role in the Cardinal’s run to the title in 2017.

Davidson performed well enough during that January Camp and the Denmark game in California in what was her first extended training time with the U.S. team to earn a spot on the 2018 SheBelieves Cup roster and, with Sauerbrunn still recovering, got a chance to perform against the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 6 teams in the world while facing off against some of the world’s most dangerous strikers.

Davidson started and played all 90 minutes in all three games of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup and performed extremely well while playing in the key position of central defense.

She suffered a broken ankle during one a Stanford game in the Fall of 2018 and was sidelined for the remainder of the year, but is back with the WNT in 2019.

Club: Was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft by the Chicago Red Stars, making her the sixth consecutive U.S. WNT player to go at No. 1 in the draft.

College: Declared for the NWSL College Draft, leaving college one year earlier. Was sidelined early on in her junior season at Stanford University with a broken ankle and didn't not play the rest of the year. Helped lead Stanford to the NCAA Championship in 2017 as a sophomore. Was named the College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player. In 2017 was named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, All-Pacific Region, All-America first team, All-Pac-12 first team and Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

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