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Jessica McDonald

#14 Jessica McDonald

Position: Forward
Birthdate: 2/28/1988
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: UNC Chapel Hill
Previous Club: Western New York Flash
Height: 6.0'


2019 | The forward played in 16 games for 1,031 minutes. She scored six goals including a goal in the NWSL Championship game. She added three assists to her stat line.

2018 | McDonald was named MVP of the NWSL Championship after scoring two goals in the championship game. She played in 25 games throughout the season, scoring 10 goals. She also had eight assists. She played a total of 1865 minutes.

2017 | McDonald played in 21 games, starting 11 for a total of 1,122 minutes. She recorded four goals, three assists, and 35 shots.  

2016 | Played in and started 19 games for the Flash, totaling 1,665 minutes. Scored 10 goals and had the most assists on the team in 2016 with seven. 

2015 | Appeared in nine matches for the Houston Dash. Scored five goals. 

2014 | Appeared in 24 matches for Portland Thorns FC. Scored 11 goals.

 2013 | Re-joined the Chicago Red Stars in 2013 and appeared in nine matches with Chicago before being waived and eventually signed by Seattle. Appeared in seven matches for Seattle Reign FC and tallied three goals. 

2012 | Started in all 13 of her appearances for Melbourne Victory FC in Australia’s W-League. Tallied seven goals and helped the squad to the Grand Final match. 

2010 | Was the 15th overall pick by Chicago Red Stars in the 2010 WPS Draft. Made five appearances before suffering an injury in her rookie season.


2018 | McDonald made an appearance in November 2018, scoring a goal in her first cap to earn the USWNT the win. She made an appearance in one other game for a total of 68 minutes.

2017 | McDonald was called up to participate in the US Women's National Team January training camp in Carson, California.

2016 | Earned her first USWNT call up on November 2, 2016, and made her debut on November 10 against Romania. 

2009 | Member of US U-23 team. 

2007 | Represented US at the Pan-Am games.


Played a key role in the Tar Heels’ run to the National Championship. Played in 21 games and had 17 starts. Scored five goals and had 10 assists, which led the team. Ended up winning two National Championships with UNC.