Tweet du jour: Catarina Macario

"In January 2012, I moved to the beautiful city of San Diego with my dad, mom, and brother in search of the American dream. I immediately felt at home and that I belonged. I am now proud to say that today this dream came true. After a long and amazing day, I am honored and humbled to have received an invitation to the USWNT training camp…and officially be sworn in as a citizen of the United States. There is still a ways to go to be eligible to play for the USA, but I’m filled with love and eternal gratitude for my family, my teammates, my coaches and trainers, and so many others who have been a part of my journey. I know there’s still so much work to come to accomplish my goals and dreams, but I lay my head on my pillow tonight for the first time as a U.S. citizen...and soon to be a registered voter."

-- Brazilian-born Catarina Macario on receving her U.S. citizenship. The Stanford star made the announcement the same day she earned her first call-up to the U.S. national team. To immediately play for the USA, she will need to obtain clearance from FIFA Players’ Status Committee under FIFA's new rules applying to naturalized citizens who moved as minors. (@catarinamacario)
1 comment about "Tweet du jour: Catarina Macario".
  1. R2 Dad, October 17, 2020 at 10:50 p.m.

    This is a huge loss for Brazil and gain for the USWNT.

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