Tierna Davidson - USA Soccer Team Tierna Davidson - USA Soccer Team

14 Jun , 2019
Tierna Davidson is the youngest player who represents the USA’s 2019 World Cup team as a defender. At just 20 years of age, she was drafted first overall to the Chicago Red Stars after playing three years at Stanford University in the Pac-12 division. While there at Stanford, she won a national championship in 2017. Before actively pursuing a professional career in soccer and now having a successful one, she wanted to become an astronaut.

Davidson’s soccer career began at the age of 2, even though it was not organized. Her youth years turbulent as she played left forward but the position never felt natural to her. Tierna gained her confidence during her freshman year of high school where she ended up switching to center mid. She found herself playing for Northern California’s premier club teams, De Anza Force. Her experience there lead her to Stanford.

In 2018, she suffered a season ending fractured ankle during a game against North Carolina. Since returning from that injury, Davidson looks to be the same dominant playmaker and versatile defender as before.


Notable Career Highlights:
-Member of the full United States National Team
-2018 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the year
-2018 MAC Hermann Trophy watch list
-2017 College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player
-2017 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

References:

https://www.ussoccer.com/players/d/tierna-davidson

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/5/4/18619056/from-astronaut-to-uswnt-red-stars-tierna-davidson-has-always-dreamed-big

https://gostanford.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14072


Websites for more information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHR14T5YBMQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=q-VjXWFOVvM

https://the18.com/soccer-entertainment/tierna-davidson-uswnt-story

Tierna Davidson is the youngest player who represents the USA’s 2019 World Cup team as a defender. At just 20 years of age, she was drafted first overall to the Chicago Red Stars after playing three years at Stanford University in the Pac-12 division. While there at Stanford, she won a national championship in 2017. Before actively pursuing a professional career in soccer and now having a successful one, she wanted to become an astronaut.

Davidson’s soccer career began at the age of 2, even though it was not organized. Her youth years turbulent as she played left forward but the position never felt natural to her. Tierna gained her confidence during her freshman year of high school where she ended up switching to center mid. She found herself playing for Northern California’s premier club teams, De Anza Force. Her experience there lead her to Stanford.

In 2018, she suffered a season ending fractured ankle during a game against North Carolina. Since returning from that injury, Davidson looks to be the same dominant playmaker and versatile defender as before.


Notable Career Highlights:
-Member of the full United States National Team
-2018 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the year
-2018 MAC Hermann Trophy watch list
-2017 College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player
-2017 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

References:

https://www.ussoccer.com/players/d/tierna-davidson

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/5/4/18619056/from-astronaut-to-uswnt-red-stars-tierna-davidson-has-always-dreamed-big

https://gostanford.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=14072


Websites for more information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHR14T5YBMQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=q-VjXWFOVvM

https://the18.com/soccer-entertainment/tierna-davidson-uswnt-story