23 Stories: Jess McDonald


One Nation. One Team. 

In this episode of 23 Stories, Presented by Volkswagen, U.S. forward Jessica McDonald tells the inspiring story about being raised by her grandmother, and then becoming a single mom herself, bringing her young son with her on a journey through six NWSL clubs before eventually landing with the North Carolina Courage, where she won a championship and a Championship Game MVP Award. The all-time leading American scorer in the NWSL, she thought about quitting the game on several occasions, but in the end, the importance of chasing her dreams, being a great role model and a great mom kept her going, bringing her to the ultimate stage for women's soccer as a member of the USA's 2019 Women's World Cup Team.