By PA Sport Staff
Carson Pickett became the first player with a limb difference to make an appearance for the United States women’s national team when starting the win over Colombia.
The North Carolina Courage defender, 28, was born without a left hand and forearm.
Left-back Pickett played the full match of the 2-0 friendly win at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Tuesday.
— Carson Pickett (@Cars_Pickett16) June 29, 2022
Pickett said on Twitter her debut was a “dream come true”, as the USA continued their preparations for key World Cup and Olympic qualifying fixtures during July.
USA head coach Vlatko Andonovski told reporters following Tuesday’s match: “Carson did very well in training for us last week.
“With the management of minutes for Emily Fox that we had, we felt like Carson would be a good replacement, and I’m happy that she was able to perform well for 90 minutes.”