Tweet du jour: Catarina Macario

"I want to thank everyone at U.S. Soccer, past and present, for the opportunity and I sincerely appreciate the literal years of work that went into getting this done. Now that I’m approved to play, it’s up to me to show the coaches I deserve to be on rosters and get playing time. Nothing is guaranteed, and everything needs to be earned, so it’s up to me to get my fitness to the level needed and keep learning every day. Just to be in the position is a dream come true and I’ll never take any of it for granted."

-- Brazilian-born Catarina Macario on receiving approval from FIFA to represent the USA in international competition. She moved to the USA when she was 12 and received her U.S. citizenship in October 2020. Macario, who is available for selection for the USA's women's friendlies against Colombia on Jan. 18 and Jan. 22, has signed with French club Lyon after leaving Stanford, where she won back-to-back Hermann Trophy awards. (@catarinamacario)
2 comments about "Tweet du jour: Catarina Macario".
  1. Bob Ashpole, January 14, 2021 at 6:02 a.m.

    I am happy to see some good news for a change.

    The key to raising our game in the US is not how our forwards play in the attacking third, but rather how we bring the ball through the rest of the field. It is the play of the back two lines which much change drastically. 

  2. uffe gustafsson, January 14, 2021 at 8:44 p.m.

    Small comment on a great player leaving college before actually getting a degree. Yes she and others came to play soccer but finishing your degree at Stanford carry some wieght and not to be taking lightly. I Can see another player that never even took classes at UCLA and went pro and now is questionable to make the national team. My understanding is US soccer pay your salary as long as u on the National team. But if you are cut then club pay you and that's a big difference in pay. Short time thinking can get u in trouble. I do look fwd to watch Macario on the field.

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