What They're Saying: Catarina Macario

“They’ve known since about 2013 that my heart belongs to the U.S. This is the country I want to represent. They’ve been understanding about that. They do contact me every so often. They ask, ‘Have you changed your mind?’ But they’ve been pretty respectful.”

-- Stanford's Catarina Macario, whose 30 goals and 83 points have broken Cardinal single-season records by Christen Press and Kelly O’Hara, on interest from the Brazilian national team. Macario moved to the USA from Brazil when she was 11. She hopes to become a U.S. citizen in 2020 and would be eligible to play for the USA, according to FIFA rules, in 2022. (San Francisco Chronicle)
3 comments about "What They're Saying: Catarina Macario".
  1. Wooden Ships, November 29, 2019 at 3:51 p.m.

    I would like to see this happen. Combination play with Rose would elevate our attack. 

  2. Craig Cummings, November 29, 2019 at 7:14 p.m.

    How was she able to come  here and stay? Are her parents usa citizens, grandparents?

  3. R2 Dad, December 2, 2019 at 12:23 a.m.

    From what I read from the Killion article on Nov29th, she is a generational talent. If the Nats are smart, they will let her get a taste as soon as possible. If things are as I suspect, Chicago will find a way to avoid getting her on the roster in time for the next world cup in 2022. Why? because they have to reward all the good girls who agreed to play for NWSL so they could be in the queue for a spot on the nats. We know your game, Chicago, and this is not what we pay you to do.

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