Mal Pugh becomes youngest scorer in NWSL history
On the same day that 18-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic netted an equalizing goal for the U.S. men's national team in a friendly, 19-year old Mallory Pugh became the youngest scorer in NWSL history when she scored in a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dash on Saturday.
70' - #WAS Goal - @MalPugh scores her first professional goal for @WashSpirit with assist by @KristieMewie. 👏👏👏#WASvHOU— NWSL (@NWSL) June 4, 2017
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Pugh decided to forego playing in college last month and went pro instead, joining the NWSL's Washington Spirit.
Pugh will now leave the Spirit for upcoming U.S. women's national team friendlies against Sweden (June 8) and Norway (June 11). Washington will resume play after the international break on June 17.
The match against Sweden will air at 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and UDN. The match against Norway will air at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.
In 2016, Pugh became the youngest U.S. player to score a goal in an Olympic match when she scored in a 2-2 draw against Colombia.
Since joining the USWNT last year, Pugh has scored four goals in 22 appearances.
(Photo courtesy of @Abuelaboricua/Twitter)