Before Team USA kicks, learn more about “next big thing” Mallory Pugh
Mallory Pugh hasn’t even started college and is a pivotal piece of Team USA’s attempt to win its fifth Olympic gold in women’s soccer.
The 18-year-old California born forward is incredible with the ball, and already has a trio of international goals to go with seven assists in 14 caps.
But this tournament could really see her star rise in the United States, and Noah Davis has a piece in The New Yorker entitled, “The Next Great American Soccer Star”.
Yep, it’s about her. And it’s likely to become more about her, something she’ll need to get used to:
Pugh and the Yanks face New Zealand at 6 p.m. EDT. Watch her silky moves on display via the NBCOlympics.com link below.