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Carson Pickett becomes USWNT's first player with limb difference

NBC Sports Regional: Boston logo NBC Sports Regional: Boston 6/29/2022 Max Molski
Carson Pickett becomes USWNT's first player with limb difference originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The U.S. Womens National Teams friendly against Colombia on Tuesday was a historic match for Carson Pickett and the program.

Pickett earned her first cap with the USWNT and became the first player with a limb difference to ever play for the team:

Pickett, who was born without part of her left arm, got the start for Tuesdays match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

The 28-year-old defender may be new to the USWNT, but she has plenty of experience under her belt in the National Womens Soccer League. The North Carolina Courage left-back picked up her 100th NWSL appearance this month and was named to the leagues Best XI for June.

Picketts USWNT debut got off to a good start. She got in the celebration after the team opened the scoring in the 22nd minute:

This is the USWNTs final friendly before it begins the qualifying slate for the 2023 FIFA World Cup and 2024 Paris Olympics.

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