“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