Marian Dougherty

Number: 2
Position: Defender
Height: 5-9
Born: Nov. 25, 1984, in Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Lakewood, Colo.
College: Santa Clara University
Last Club: magicJack (WPS)



Bio: A defender with 11 caps for the U.S. Women’s National Team and a veteran of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Dougherty joins Thorns FC as the club’s fourth-round selection (32nd overall) in the NWSL Supplemental Draft on Feb. 7, 2013.


2013: One of the team's most reliable defenders, started 19 of 22 regular-season matches ... Played every minute of both NWSL playoff games ... Recorded one goal and one assist, including scoring the team's first-ever goal at JELD-WEN Field with a glancing header on April 21 against Seattle Reign FC ... Tallied her first assist, delivering a pass from the end line to midfielder Courtney Wetzel in a 4-3 win over FC Kansas City on June 6. 

Was named to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for a match against Germany on May 22, 2010 … Was not selected for the game-day, 18-player lineup … 2009: Came on as a 60th-minute sub for defender Heather Mitts in a 4-0 win against Canada on May 25, 2009, in Toronto … The match her final appearance for the U.S. Women’s National Team … 2008: Made five consecutive substitute appearances for the national team, registering 152 minutes played from Nov. 1 to Dec. 17, 2008 as part of the “Achieve Your Gold” tour following the U.S. WNT’s gold medal-winning campaign at the Beijing 2008 Olympics … 2007: A late addition to the national team roster for the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Dalmy made two appearances during the tournament … Made her first WNT start and played 90 minutes in the United States’ 4-1 win against Norway in the third-place game … Overall, earned five caps (2 starts) during her first year on the senior team … Notched her first cap on April 17, 2007, in a 5-0 win against Mexico in Foxborough, Mass. … Entered the match as a second-half sub for forward Abby Wambach … Part of the Women’s U-21 National Team roster for a trip to England from March 13-15, 2007 … 2005: Was called into her first training camp with the Women’s U-21 National Team as a sophomore in college. 

2011: Played a team-leading 1,724 minutes for Florida-based club magicJack in the 2011 WPS season … Appeared in 20 matches (19 starts) as magicJack made it to the semifinal round of the playoffs … 2010: Appeared in 24 games (all starts) in her second season for the Chicago Red Stars … Scored her first career goal on Sept. 1, 2010, in a 2-0 win against the Philadelphia Independence … 2009: Selected as a third round (20th overall) pick by the Chicago Red Stars in the 2008 WPS General Draft … Played 16 games (all starts) during the 2009 season for Chicago as the Red Stars missed out on the playoffs.

A four-year starter at Santa Clara University, Dougherty started 81 of her 85 matches for the Broncos from 2003-06 … Finished her career as the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2006, leading all conference defenders with six goals, six assists and 18 points … Became just the fifth Santa Clara player to be named conference player of the year … Two-time team captain in 2005, 2006.

Full name is Marian Antal (Dalmy) Dougherty … Great uncle Imre Antal was a member of the 1938 Hungarian National Team.