Jessica McDonald

Forward / USWNT/ North Carolina Courage

Bio

Bio

Jessica McDonald is a professional soccer player who currently plays for the North Carolina Courage in the National Women’s Soccer League. McDonald’s professional career has taken her as far as Australia, when she played for the Melbourne Victory FC for a year in 2012. She also has international experience from playing on the U.S. Women’s National team since 2016. She is one of the top scoring players in NWSL history.

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born

Born

February 28, 1988 (age 29)
height

Height

6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
weight

Weight

teams

Teams

USWNT/ North Carolina Courage
position

Position

Forward

Jessica McDonald Becomes the All-Time Leading Scorer in NWSL History!

Jessica McDonald became the NWSL's all-time leading scorer when her 33rd career goal gave the North Carolina Courage a 1-0 win at the Boston Breakers.

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My NCAA final four prediction

My NCAA final four prediction

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Jessica McDonald Talks About Her New Favorite Water Bottle

Jessica McDonald gives a glowing review for her new favorite product, The Hydro Flask.

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Jessica McDonald Recommends This Deodorant

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Jessica McDonald's Decision to Play Soccer

Until she was 20 years old, Jessica McDonald played basketball and ran track in addition to playing soccer. Despite being successful in all three, McDonald chose to pursue soccer in hopes of playin

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What Does Jessica McDonald Keep in Her Gym Bag?

Whether she is on her way to a USWNT game, or off to the gym, Jessica McDonald always makes sure to have these items in her gym bag.

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How does Jessica McDonald Enjoy Being a Nike Athlete?

For Jessica McDonald and other athletes sponsored by Nike, there are quite a few perks. “One of the things I love most about being a Nike athlete is that we can pretty much pick out a

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What does Jessica McDonald Look for in a Teammate?

In any sport at any level, teammates that bond and work well with each other get things done much more efficiently than teammates that do not. Every player has something that they look for in a tea

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Jessica McDonald Goal Vs KC

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The Highlight of Jessica McDonald's Professional Career

Having played professionally for six seasons, Jessica McDonald has had her fair share of up’s and down’s as a soccer player. In this video, McDonald identifies her favorite memory as pro, and gives

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Jessica McDonald Balances Soccer with Everyday Life

Surprisingly, Jessica McDonald believes that balancing everyday life with being a professional athlete is, “not that tough.” Because her team only trains for two hours a day, McDonald finds it easy

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Jessica McDonald's Least Favorite Workout

Jessica McDonald is constantly hitting the gym to improve her strength, speed and overall fitness in hopes of becoming a better soccer player. In this video, McDonald shares her least favorite exer

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Jessica McDonald Talks About Her Go-To Headphones

Jessica McDonald explains why she loves the Beats by Dre headphones.

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Jessica McDonald's Nutrition Plan

Jessica McDonald takes her nutrition very seriously. Although she never counts calories, McDonald focuses on only eating healthy foods. In this video, she explains how her diet has changed througho

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What is Jessica McDonald Most Excited About for the Upcoming Season?

Upon beginning to play professional soccer in 2010, forward Jessica McDonald found herself playing for a new team in a new city every year. In 2016, she was traded to the Western New York Flash. Th

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Why does Jessica McDonald Compete?

The desire to compete at a high level is something that drives all athletes. Jessica McDonald thinks that her hunger to compete drives her. “One of the cool things about being an athlete in

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Jessica McDonald's Favorite Memory from College

Jessica McDonald originally attended Phoenix College because she could play basketball and run track in addition to playing soccer. However, she then decided to transfer to the University of North

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Jessica McDonald's Biggest Challenge as a Pro

One of the most difficult aspects of Jessica McDonald’s professional career has been the constant moving around. “Every year I’ve had a different coach, I’ve been with a different tea

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Jessica McDonald's Favorite Travel Destination

Jessica McDonald’s soccer career has led her to traveling all over the world. In this video, McDonald explains why a soccer-crazed city in South America is the favorite place she has traveled to, a

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Jessica McDonald on what it Means to be a Professional Athlete

Jessica McDonald said that the most important part about being a professional athlete is “the way you carry yourself.” “People are always watching,” she said. “You could be someone wh

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What Charities are Jessica McDonald Passionate About?

Professional soccer player Jessica McDonald has experienced some difficulty supporting the same organizations due to how much she travels. On top of that, McDonald has played for seven different te

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Little Known Facts About Jessica McDonald

North Carolina Courage forward Jessica McDonald has played professional soccer since 2010. But even now, after the better part of a decade in the National Women’s Soccer League, she still has to fi

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Jessica McDonald's Favorite Music?

Jessica McDonald of the North Carolina Courage listens to a lot of Drake. “He’s probably the one artist that’s on my playlists the most,” she said. “Depending on my mood, it’s always

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Jessica McDonald's Toughest Teammate

Sports teams are almost always made up of players with extremely different skill sets. While some players might be incredibly talented, others are able to compete with them by being hard workers. I

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How Jessica McDonald Began Playing Soccer

Jessica McDonald began playing soccer when she was just five years old. However, it was not until she was 12 that she really began to dedicate herself to the sport. In this video, McDonald explains

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Jessica McDonald's Favorite Places to Play Soccer

Jessica McDonald has become well-traveled in her time playing in the National Women’s Soccer League. Through her many games played, she’s singled out a place that she particularly enjoys playing in

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Jessica McDonald's Go-To Cheat Food

Jessica McDonald focuses on only eating healthy foods. However, in combination with her clean diet, McDonald will mix in the occasional treat. In this video, McDonald explains her favorite cheat fo

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Jessica McDonald's Love for Other Sports

Jessica McDonald considers herself a multi-sport athlete. “If you name it, I played it,” jokes McDonald about her love for all sports. In addition to her successful soccer career, McDonald won two

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Jessica McDonald's Favorite Dish To Cook

Because she gets sick whenever she eats at restaurants, Jessica McDonald tries to cook all three of her meals every day. In this video, McDonald reveals her favorite dish to cook and eat.

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Jessica McDonald's Offseason Training Schedule

Between playing professionally and representing national teams, being a women’s soccer player is a year-round commitment. Based on various camps and clinics, players sometimes do not get any time o

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