, the 13-year-old phenom who announced last month she was giving up her college eligibility to sign with the Wasserman Media Group and accept an endorsement deal with Nike, made
her debut on Wednesday for the Portland Thorns in their 1-0 loss to the U.S. under-23 women's national team in the Thorns Spring Invitational.
She played the second half after coming on
for Katherine Reynolds
for the Thorns, who fielded most reserves in the second of three games in the four-team tournament.
The verdict of her coach? "If we sit there and count her
actions and look at her decision-making, which is what the game is about, I think you got to be very, very happy,” Thorns coach Mark Parsons told
Moultrie grew up in Southern California but has moved to Oregon to train with the Thorns and play with their Development Academy team. She is not eligible to play in the NWSL.
won on a penalty kick by Stanford star Catarina Macario
in the sixth minute. In the first match of the day, Reign FC recorded a 2-1 win over the Chicago Red Stars.
Spring Invitational, which is being played at Merlo Field on the campus of the University of Portland, will conclude on Saturday night. March 27 in Portland, Ore.
Portland 0 U.S. U-23 WNT 1.
Goal: Macario pen. 6. Portland --
Eckerstrom, Hubly, Reynolds (Moultrie, 46), Ball
(Sinclair, 61), Pogarch, Holden (Seiler, 61), Ogle, Everett (Carpenter, 68), Weber, Charley, Onumonu (Lussi, 77) U.S. U-23 WNT --
McGlynn, Fox, Riehl, Girma, Debree (Nally, 62), Pinto
(Howell, 71) , Pickett (Pavlisko, 62), DeMelo, Sanchez (Thomas, 62), Macario (Germino-Watnick, 71), Watt (Weaver, 62, Hopkins, 87) Att.: