Jessica McDonald | Perfect Soccer Podcast Ep.054

Jessica McDonald

In today’s episode: Paul interviewed Jessica McDonald of the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and of the US Women’s National Team. Jessica discusses her time in the NWSL, the struggles of being a professional athlete as a woman, and winning the FIFA World Cup with USWNT in 2019.

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Time Stamp

0:00 - 1:12 Intro

1:13 - 3:02 Jessica’s youth and career start

3:02 - 4:18 Playing for the national team as a teenager

4:19 - 5:09 Does playing other sports help with soccer?

5:10 - 7:11 The experience at University of North Carolina

7:12 - 8:40 The development of pro soccer in the U.S

8:42 - 11:17 Dealing with knee injury in rookie year

11:20 - 14:36 The struggles of getting traded a lot

14:45 - 16:13 Women’s pro soccer is finally getting recognition

16:35 - 18:13 Winning championships

18:15 - 20:18 Jessica McDonald is a FIFA World Cup Champion!

20:20 - 21:51 Quincy’s 5 questions

21:54 - 25:26 Off the pitch questions

25:27 - 26:45 Outro

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