Carson Pickett becomes the first USWNT player with a limb difference originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The U.S. Women’s Team friendly against Colombia on Tuesday was a historic matchup for Carson Pickett and the program.
Pickett earned her first cap for the USWNT and became the first player with a limb difference to ever play for the team:
Pickett, who was born without part of her left arm, got the start on Tuesday in a game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
The 28-year-old quarterback may be new to the USWNT, but she has a lot of experience in the Women’s National Football League. North Carolina Courage left guard made her 100th NWSL game this month and was named the league’s Player of the Year in June.
Pickett’s USWNT debut started well. She got into the celebration after the teams opened the scoring in the 22nd minute:
This is the last USWNT friendly before the qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics begin.