USWNT’s Carson Pickett becomes first player with a limb difference to feature for U.S. national team

Carson Pickett started Tuesday’s 2-0 win against Colombia for the United States women’s national team, becoming the first player with a limb difference to feature for the country.

Pickett, a defenseman who plays for North Carolina Courage in the NWSL, was born without a left hand and forearm.

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“Carson trained very well for us last week and with the minute management we had for Emily Fox we felt Carson would make a good replacement and I’m glad she was able to perform well for 90 minutes” , said US coach Vlatko Andonovski.

The left-back made her 100th NWSL appearance earlier this month and featured in the division’s top eleven in June.

The United States extended their unbeaten streak to 69 games on home soil. Lightning was reported near Rio Tinto Stadium in the 75th minute, stopping the game for more than 30 minutes.

It was the second of two games against Colombia as both sides prepare for World Cup and Olympic qualifiers in July. The US will attempt to win a third straight World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next summer.

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Emma Bowman

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