Mallory Pugh in 2022. (Photo by Leah Montgomery/Sports Spectrum)
THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JON ACKERMAN, FEATURING MALLORY PUGH
Mallory Pugh is a professional soccer player for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League, and also a member of the United States women’s national team. She’s earned 72 appearances for the national team, scoring 23 goals and 24 assists.
In 2016, she became the youngest player in the previous 11 years to make her USWNT debut. Later that year, Pugh participated in the Rio Olympics as the youngest player on the USWNT Olympic roster and became the youngest American to ever play and score in the Olympics. She also played and scored a goal in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which the U.S. won.
Today on the podcast, Jon Ackerman talks to Mallory Pugh about her recent engagement to Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, why 2021 was a year of growth in her relationship with Christ, what discipleship looks like for her, and her desire to continue to play soccer at the highest level.
Pugh’s story is featured in Sports Spectrum Magazine‘s Summer 2022 edition.