- Position Defender
- Number 5
- Date of Birth Aug 04 1988
- Hometown Fayetteville, GA
- Height 5' 5"
- Club NJ/NY Gotham FC
FIRST CAP: March 28, 2010 vs. Mexico (San Diego, Calif.)
FIRST GOAL: June 30, 2015 vs. Germany (Montreal, Canada)
NaTIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS
- O’Hara is just one of 12 players in USWNT history to be named to four Women’s World Cup Teams. She has been a part of the USA’s last seven world championship rosters.
- She featured extensively for the U.S. Youth National Teams before breaking into the senior team in 2010. Despite playing forward for her entire college career, she switched to outside back for the USA in 2012 and became a starter and an important player in the team’s run to the Olympic gold medal. She has played outside back (and a bit at flank midfield) ever since and has won two World Cup titles and one Olympic gold medal.
- When she picked up her 20th career assist on April 9, 2022, vs. Uzbekistan, she became the 25th player in U.S. history with 20 or more assists.
- During 2022, she became the 23rd player in U.S. history to play 10,000 or more minutes for the WNT.
- Named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI for 2019.
- Her first career WNT goal was one to savor and one of the most memorable goals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup as she tallied in the semifinal against Germany, volleying home a cross from Carli Lloyd in the 84th minute to clinch the 2-0 victory.
PREVIOUS WORLD CUP EXPERIENCE
- A two-time Women’s World Cup champion, O’Hara play sparingly in the 2011 tournament, made a major impact at the end of the 2015 tournament and played a key role in 2019, starting six matches.
- Was an alternate on the 2011 Women’s World Cup Team but made the final squad due to an injury to Lindsay Tarpley and ended up playing in one game, coming on as a substitute in the USA’s final group match against Sweden.
- A member of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions in her second World Cup, she didn’t play in the first four games of the tournament then stepped up huge, starting the quarterfinal against China PR (which was her first WWC start) and made a major impact in coming off the bench in the semifinal and championship games.
- She had two key assists in the 2019 WWC, crossing to Alex Morgan to get the scoring started against Thailand in the first match and also had one of the most important assists of the tournament, crossing to Christen Press for her header goal to open the scoring in the 2-1 semifinal victory against England.
- An 11-year veteran of the NWSL, she is also one of the few players left playing professionally who also played in the WPS, where she won a championship with FC Gold Pride. She also played with the Boston Breakers.
- In the NWSL, she has played for Sky Blue FC, Utah Royals, the Washington Spirit and NJ/NY Gotham FC.
- She was the first-ever free agent signing in the NWSL when she returned to New Jersey to play for Gotham in 2023.
- In 2021, she helped the Spirit to the NWSL title and scored the game-winning goal on a header in the 97th minute of overtime in the Championship Match as the Spirit downed the Chicago Red Stars, 2-1, to earn the club’s first trophy. It was her only goal of the season.
- In her first stint in New Jersey, O’Hara was the No. 2 all-time goal-scorer in club history with 15 goals over five seasons, while serving up a team-record 18 assists.
- Majored in science, technology and society with a focus in environmental engineering at Stanford where she won the Hermann Trophy as college soccer’s top player.
- Loves to surf.
- Has an appreciation of good food and enjoys cooking and baking.
- Dad was a fighter pilot in the Navy and brother is currently in the Navy.
- A big fan of Atlanta sports teams, especially Atlanta United FC.