Carson Pickett scored her first NWSL goal Sunday, mere weeks after earning her first USWNT cap.
The North Carolina Courage defender scored the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute to achieve the feat. It was one of two goals scored by the Courage in their 2-2 draw with Chicago, the second coming from Brittany Ratcliffe in the 49th minute.
First @USWNT Cap ✔️First @NWSL Goal ✔️@Cars_Pickett16 is on FIRE this year 🔥 pic.twitter.com/dSclYN6wzi— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) July 11, 2022
First @USWNT Cap ✔️First @NWSL Goal ✔️@Cars_Pickett16 is on FIRE this year 🔥 pic.twitter.com/dSclYN6wzi
Pickett made history on June 29 when she became the first player with a limb difference to play for the USWNT. She was born without a left hand and forearm. The 28-year-old is also the oldest USWNT player to make a national team debut since 2017.
She’s been a part of the league since 2016, when she played with then-Seattle Reign FC. She was later traded to Orlando before joining the Courage in 2021. She has also spent time in Australia and Cyprus.
While the Courage jumped out to a 2-0 lead, the Red Stars managed to get two stoppage time goals to end the game in a draw.
North Carolina remains at the bottom of the table with eight points while Chicago sits in second with 20.