Elizabeth Guess


Number: 3
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-7
Born: Jan. 11, 1985 in Atlanta, Ga.
Hometown: Athens, Ga.
College: North Carolina
Last Club: Boston Breakers (WPS)



A dynamic midfielder with professional experience abroad, Guess signed with Thorns FC off waivers on April 24, 2013.

2013: Made four appearances (1 start) during the regular season  ... Made her first career NWSL start on June 16 in a 2-0 win against Seattle Reign FC, playing the first 45 minutes ... Logged 10 minutes as a substitute on Aug. 4 against FC Kansas City ... Played 11 minutes as a second-half substitute on June 1 in a 2-0 loss against Chicago ... Made her first appearance for Thorns FC on April 27 against Chicago, entering as an 89th-minute substitute ... Acquired by Portland off waivers on April 24 ... Began the season with the Boston Breakers ... Assisted on Boston forward Sydney Leroux’s stoppage-time equalizer April 14 against the Washington Spirit.

2008: Joined the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team for training camp from April 17-24 in Portland, Ore.

2012: Appeared in 11 matches across all competitions for Dutch club ADO Den Haag, recording four goals from September-December 2012 … Made one appearance in the 2012-13 UEFA Women’s Champions League competition, starting and playing 90 minutes in a Round of 32, first-leg match against Russian side FC Rossiyanka on Sept. 27, 2012 … Scored a goal in four consecutive league matches against PEC Zwolle (Oct. 12), Telstar (Nov. 2), Heerenveen (Nov. 9) and AFC Ajax (Nov. 16) during the 2012-13 BeNe League season … Appeared in 11 matches for the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL W-League from May-July 2012, recording five goals and five assists as Atlanta finished in second place in the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division with an 8-1-3 (27pts) overall record … 2009: Scored one goal in six games as Atlanta reached the conference semifinal round of the USL W-League playoffs … 2008: Scored two goals in five games for SoccerPlus Connecticut during the 2008 Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) season.

Playing under legendary women’s soccer head coach Anson Dorrance at the University of North Carolina from 2003-06, Guess registered 32 goals and 35 assists (99 points) in four seasons at Chapel Hill. Serving primarily as a forward, Guess helped guide the Tar Heels to national championships as a freshman in 2003 and as a senior in 2006 and ranks among the esteemed program’s Top 40 all-time in career goals, assists and points.

Has two brothers and two sisters … Hobbies include tennis and biking ... Athletes she most admires are Julie Foudy, Ruud Van Nistelroy and Brett Butler … Her great-grandfather was a football coach at the University of Georgia and her grandfather coached at the University of Richmond.