A versatile forward, McDonald joined Thorns FC on Nov. 27, 2013 via a trade with Seattle Reign FC.
2013: Recorded three goals and two assists in 16 appearances (9 starts) during the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League season playing for the Chicago Red Stars and Seattle Reign FC ... Made nine appearances (3 starts) for the Red Stars, recording one assist before being waived on June 28 ... Signed with Seattle Reign FC for the remainder of the regular season ... Appeared in seven games (6 starts) for Seattle, logging three goals and one assist.
Earned international experience with the United States U-17, U-20 and U-23 Women's National Teams from 2005-10.
2012: Helped lead the Melbourne Victory to a runner-up finish in the 2012-13 Australian W-League Grand Final ... Tallied the game-winning penalty kick for Melbourne in a shootout win over the Perth Glory in the semifinals ... Recorded seven goals in 13 regular-season appearances for Melbourne ... 2010: Was taken with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft by the Chicago Red Stars ... Appeared in five games before sustaining an injury during her rookie season.
Exceled at multiple sports during two years at Phoenix College before transferring to the University of North Carolina in 2008 ... Part of the Tar Heels' NCAA National Championship teams in 2008 and 2009, logging five goals and a team-high 10 assists in 2008 ... Finished her senior season in 2009 as the team's second leading scorer with 24 points (9g, 6a).
Older brother is Real Salt Lake defender Brandon McDonald ... Has a 1-year-old son named Jeremiah.