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In a Flash: Jessica McDonald

Forward Jessica McDonald was acquired by the Flash on Wednesday
01/13/2016 4:41 PM -

On Wednesday, the Flash acquired one of the league's top goal scorers in six-foot forward Jessica McDonald. Over her three seasons in the NWSL, McDonald has proven to be a force up top and led her team in goals over each of the past two seasons. With 21 regular-season NWSL goals, McDonald is tied for fourth all-time on the league's goal-scoring list.

We briefly chatted with Jess to learn some of her favorite things, including what dance you might see her doing this season!

What are you looking forward to this season?
I am looking forward to helping change the organization and to help change things in a positive way. I’m looking forward to having the pressure on my shoulders to help score goals for team. Those are the things I like to have when I play. And I’m looking forward to playing on the East Coast!

Where is the best place soccer has ever taken you?
I can’t really complain anywhere I’ve been. You know, I get to travel the world, travel the nation either way it goes. I just enjoy my experience being all over the place.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
I love to dance. My favorite so far might be the Nae Nae right now.

Do you have any game day superstitions?
I have to listen to the same music playlist and I have to eat the same breakfast on game days: pancakes, bacon and eggs.

Favorite Food: Breakfast. All breakfast foods.

Favorite Sports Team: Barcelona and any sport at University of North Carolina.

Favorite Song at the Moment: “Lord How I Love You” by Fred Hammond.

Guilty Pleasure: Dark chocolate covered almonds

Role Model on the Field: My brother, Brandon McDonald.

Role Model off the Field: Bo Jackson

Can’t Travel Without: Chapstick

On Your iPod Now:
"Hands to Myself" by Selena Gomez
"Legend" by Drake
"S&M" by Rihanna

Most Treasured Possession: A necklace my brother got me for Christmas from Thailand

A movie about your life would be called Fearless and my little cousin, Mariah would star as me. (she's a mini me!)

If you could describe your life using just one emoji it would be… 😂

Why #14?
My brother, he grew up being number 14 and since I looked up to him my whole life, I decided to stick the number.

Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream? Chocolate

Cats or Dogs? Dogs

Morning or Night? Morning

Tea or Coffee? Coffee

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook

Cook at Home or Takeout? Cook at home

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? Harry Potter

Garbage Plate or Buffalo Wings? Buffalo Wings

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