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Jessica Mcdonald

Jessica McDonald is a skilled professional soccer player who currently plays as a forward for North Carolina Courage. Jessica Mcdonald is also a member of the United  States women’s national soccer team. She has gained popularity for playing for the Australian W-League teams Melbourne Victory, Chicago Red Stars, Seatle Reign FC, Houston Dash, and many others.

Early Life

Jessica McDonald’s real name is Jessica Marie McDonald. She is a 33-year-old mother herself born on February 28, 1988, in Phoenix, Arizona, US.

She is the daughter of Traci McDonald and Vince Myers. Moreover, she even has a brother in the same field name, Brandon McDonald, who plays in the MLS.  She was born and raised in Arizona, where she also completed her High School studies.

Jessica Mcdonalds with Women's FIFA Award

Caption: Jessica Mcdonalds with Women’s FIFA Award (Source: Facebook)


Mcdonals did her Junior High School and High school at Cactus High School in Glendale, Arizona, where she got interested in field sports. She played basketball in all four years of High School.

Subsequently, Jessica attended Phoenix College, where she played soccer, and basketball and ran tracks. She earned the name in the All-America junior team and National Junior College Player of the Year.

She then transferred to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill during her sophomore year. She so joined the North Carolina Tar Heels soccer team in the 2008 first half-season. She helped her team with the national championship title. She scored 5 goals and had 10 assists for 20 points during the season.

Jessica Mcdonald – Professional Life

Jessica made her way through to the Chicago Red Stars in 2010. She made five appearances with the team. And took a break for 18 months for recovery. For the 2012-2013  season, she signed up with the Melbourne Victory FC in Australia’s W-League.  She made 13 appearances this time and helped the team to the Grand final match.

Again in 2013, she signed with the Chicago Red Stars and appeared in 9 matches before being waived. On June 28, 2013, McDonald signed with Seatle Reign FC. Likewise, she signed with the Portland Thorns in 2014 and the Houston Dash in 2015. Before joining her present club she briefly signed with the Western New York Flash in 2016.

In January 2017, she joined the North Carolina Courage. She also became the first Nwsl player to score 33 regular season, career goals, in the same year in May. She scored 4 goals in 2017 and helped the team win the NWSL Shield. She was named Most Valuable Player Of the Match in the NWSL Championship.

Coming to her international career, she has represented the US on various youth national teams like under-16, under-17, under-20, under-23, and in the senior team. In addition, she does not endorse any brands as of now,

Awards and Nominations

Jessica McDonald is a strong, inspiring woman. She has also received numerous honors and awards for her efforts in the sports field.

She has also helped her national team win :

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup:2019,
  • SheBelieves Cup:2020,
  • CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament:2010.

She along with her North Carolina Courage team has won:

  • NWSL Championship(2018-2019)
  • NwSL Shield (2018-2019).

Furthermore, As for her solo awards, she has received: NWSL BEST XI:2016, NWSL Second XI:2014, and NWSL Championship Game MVP:2018.

Jessica Mcdonald – Net Worth 2023

Jessica has a net worth of about $12 million as of 2023. She has solely earned her net worth being a professional soccer player.

Relationship Status

Jessica McDonald is a married woman and a mother to her 8-year-old son. Moreover, she married Courtney Stuart and had a son, Jeremiah, in March 2012.

Jessica McDonalds with her son

Caption: Jessica McDonalds with her son (Source: Facebook)

Body Measurements

Jessica is a skilled professional soccer player. She did sports like basketball, and soccer and ran tracks since a child. So she always had an athletic body. She stands 182cm tall and her weight is about 63kg.

Jessica Mcdonalds and her athletic body

Caption: Jessica Mcdonalds and her athletic body (Source: Facebook)

Social Media

Her Instagram has 82.5k followers. Likewise, she has 36.9K followers on Twitter and 6K followers on Facebook.