Catarina Macario was a difference maker during Wednesday night’s SheBelieves Cup game between the USWNT and Iceland, scoring two goals and an assist to earn tournament MVP.
Macario said after that she has “been practicing that for awhile” in regards to her first goal, which came from the corner of the box and pulled the USWNT ahead 1-0.
FROM THE CORNER OF THE BOX!!!!Get in, @catarinamacario 🇺🇸#SheBelievesCup x @Visa pic.twitter.com/TMSZ5h62EE— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) February 24, 2022
FROM THE CORNER OF THE BOX!!!!Get in, @catarinamacario 🇺🇸#SheBelievesCup x @Visa pic.twitter.com/TMSZ5h62EE
Her performance earned high praises from some of the USWNT’s best, including Mia Hamm, who told Macario to “take a bow!”
Seriously @catarinamacario ! Take a bow!— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) February 24, 2022
Seriously @catarinamacario ! Take a bow!
Megan Rapinoe also shouted her out, calling her “CLASSSSSSSSSS.”
. @catarinamacario is CLASSSSSSSSSS. That’s it. That’s the tweet.— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) February 24, 2022
. @catarinamacario is CLASSSSSSSSSS. That’s it. That’s the tweet.
USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski called her two goals scored “some world-class goals.”
“They should be on highlight reels around the world,” he added, stating that she’s becoming a bit of a superstar on the USWNT.
In part due to Macario’s performance, the USWNT blanked Iceland 5-0 en route to their third-straight SheBelieves Cup title.