Letter to Providence Park | Thorns forward Sophia Smith
Thorns forward Sophia Smith writes a letter to Providence Park and the Thorns fans about what she loves and appreciates about playing in the Rose City.
2020: Appeared in four matches, making two starts across all competitions...Played in all four NWSL Fall Series matches, making two starts...Logged 75 minutes in her second start against OL Reign on Oct. 10...Earned her first professional start, playing 45 minutes against Utah on Oct. 3...Logged 37 minutes as a substitute against OL Reign on Sept. 30...Made her Thorns FC and professional debut, scoring her first professional goal in 21 minutes of action against Utah in the Fall Series on Sept. 20.
2020: Called in for January training camp in 2020 with the USWNT.
2019: Called into the senior team for the second time in December of 2019 for the U.S WNT Identification Camp in Bradenton, Fla., the second training camp under Vlatko Andonovski.
2017: Called into the senior National Team for the first time in April 2017 for training but did not play in the matches against Russia.
Youth International: The U-20 WNT’s leading scorer in the last cycle, she finished her U-20 career with 23 goals in 27 caps...Carried a nine-game scoring streak into the tournament and tallied in 10 of the 15 games before the World Cup...At the U-20 World Cup in France, she scored three times, twice against Paraguay and once against Spain...Beginning in March, she set a consecutive goal-scoring streak stands as a Youth National Team scoring record and tied Michelle Akers’ nine-game streak at the senior level in 199...Played for the USA at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, starting four games, while scoring one goal and adding two assists to help the USA qualify for the World Cup... One of four players on the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup roster born in 2000 and is age-eligible for the 2020 U-20 WWC...Named 2017 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year after a standout campaign, and played in 19 international matches, the most of any player in any age group...Scored for three different YNTs in 2017: the U-18, U-20 and U-23 WNT...Played with the U-23 WNT in 2017 and 2018 and has three U-23 caps and one goal...Scored nine goals in six matches with the U-18 WNT and U-20 WNT across February and March in 2017, believed to be a record for the most goals scored over six consecutive international matches for any women’s YNT player...Represented the USA at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, where she appeared in all three matches...A member of the U.S. team at the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Grenada, she played in all five matches, starting two, to help the USA to the regional title and a berth to the 2016 U-17 WWC...Scored one goal and led the team with four assists at Concacaf qualifying, including setting up the game-winner in the championship game against Mexico...Finished her U-17 career with 19 caps and three goals... Played for the U-16s and U-17s in 2015 and for the U-15s in 2014...Earned her first YNT call-up with the U-14s in April 2013.
2019: Named Most Outstanding Offensive Player at the College Cup, tallying a hat-trick in the national semifinal against UCLA...Named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team...Earned All-PAC 12 second team honors...Named to the MAC Hermman Trophy watch list...Finished the season with 17 goals and nine assists in 21 appearances (19 starts).
2018: Named All-PAC 12 second team...Named to the All-PAC 12 freshman team...Recorded seven goals and two assists in 13 matches (11 starts).
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