U.S. National Teams: A dynamic box-to-box player, Pinto has been a mainstay in the center midfield throughout the U-20 cycle … Has earned 22 caps and three goals for the U-20s heading into the World Cup, appearing in every camp since May 2017 … Played in three games for the USA at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, including the World Cup-clinching semifinal and final … Appeared in all three games of the USA’s undefeated run at the 2018 La Manga tournament … Has earned two call-ups to the senior WNT, first at the team’s annual January Camp in 2017 and a few weeks later for the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, but has yet to earn a cap … Made several appearances for the U-23 WNT in 2017 … A key part of the last U-17 WNT cycle, she played every minute for the USA at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan … Notched an assist in the U-17s’ 6-1 group stage win over Paraguay … Represented the USA at the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Grenada, playing every minute of all five matches as she helped the U.S. to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 U-17 WWC … Named to the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship Best XI … Finished her U-17 career with 20 caps and one goal … Earned her first U-20 cap and scored her first U-20 goal in a Sept. 2015 friendly against Honduras … Has come up through the U.S. Youth National Team system, playing for the U-14 Girls’ National Team in 2013-2014, the U-17 WNT from 2015-2016 and also attending camps with the U-19 and U-20 WNT in 2015 … Earned her first YNT call-up in May 2013 with the U-14 GNT.
College/High School: Committed to attend North Carolina in the fall … Attended Charles E. Jordan High School, where she played her freshman year, scoring 24 goals with eight assists … Named 2015 Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year, PAX-VI Player of the Year as well as All-County, All-State and All-Region … Also earned NSCAA All-American honors.
Club: Played in the inaugural 2017-18 season of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy with NTH Tophat U-18/19 … Played U-14 to U-17 for CASL ... Played U-11 through U-13 on boys’ teams – the Sting and the Cosmos - with the Triangle Futbol Club … Played U-9 and U-10 with Triangle Futbol Club for the Lightning and the Sol … Played U-8 with Triangle United … Helped the U-12 boys Triangle Futbol Club Cosmos win the regional championship in 2012.
Personal: Full name is Brianna Alexis Pinto … Travelled to the 2018 FIFA Congress as part of the United 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid, speaking on behalf of the USA to help the United Bid win the right to host the 2026 World Cup … Lists that experience as her greatest soccer moment … Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honor Society … Made the honor roll from 2015 to 2017… Some of her favorite pastimes are playing tennis, cooking, shopping, traveling, reading and photography … Dad Hassan played for the U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team and North Carolina … Mom Meleata played softball at North Carolina and has an MBA from Duke … Older brother Hassan plays soccer at Elon University and younger brother Malik plays club for the NC Fusion … Three words that describe her off the field: “funny, kind and loyal” … Three words that describe her on the field: “brave, driven, creative” … Her motto is: “Live in the light of the Lord” … Plays the violin … Best present she ever received was a GoPro so she can “document my life” … Favorite class is Math … Craziest ambition is to win the FIFA World Player of the Year … Dream job is architect … Favorite food is a buffalo chicken sandwich, also loves Twizzlers … Does not like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches … Favorite female player is Marta and favorite male player is Andres Iniesta … Serena Williams is her biggest athletic inspiration … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “getting to see the world because it’s a global game” … Proud owner of three German Shepherds: Chewy, Gero and Lola … Some of her favorite TV shows are One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and Dynasty … Favorite musical artists are Beyonce, Drake and Justin Bieber … Favorite dessert is ice cream.