An American by nationality, Mallory Pugh is a professional soccer player who is currently playing for the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League and the US Women’s National Soccer Team.
She has represented the US at two FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Tournaments and was the youngest member of a team at 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Mallory Pugh: Personal life
Mallory Pugh took her first breath in this world on 29th April of the year 1998 which has now made her reach at the age of 20. She is originally from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA. Mallory was born as the youngest daughter among two children to her parents Horace Pugh and Karen Pugh.
Her elder sister is named as Brianna with whom she was raised up. Her father ran track and played football whereas her mother was a long-distance runner. Considering her elder sister as a role model, she began to play soccer when she was just 4 years old.
Following the footsteps of her sister, Mallory played soccer with the Real Colorado in Elite Clubs National League. She also helped the team to win state titles in the year 2010 and 2011. At U-16 level, Real Colorado won the state and regional titles and also became the runner-up at nationals.
Mallory then went to study at the Mountain Vista High School from 2012 to 2016. She was named as an offensive MVP at the Mountain Vista and an NSCAA Youth All-American for the year 2013. Pugh was subsequently named the 2014-15 Gatorade National Girls Soccer player of the year and Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2015 high school female athlete of the year.
In January of 2016, it was reported that Mallory had rejected the college for turning professional and play for the National Women’s Soccer League Club Portland Thorns, after completing her high school. Later, her father that the reports were false and she would join UCLA Soccer Team.
On 17th April 2017, Mallory made an announcement that she would forego her career in college with UCLA and also turn professional. The same year on 13th May, it was announced that Pugh had signed for playing with Washington Spirit after the negotiations to get to the Portland Thorns has failed.
She has represented the US at two FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Tournaments and was the youngest member of a team at 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada. Mallory was also the member of a U-20 team which helped the US to qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and she also captained the team at 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
At the age of 17, Mallory became the youngest player who debuted for the National team since Heather O’Reilly in 2002. She then scored in the 83rd minute in the first appearance of her and became the 19th US player to score the debut.
Shortly after that, Pugh became one of the 18 players who was chosen to represent the US at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was there when she scored her first Olympic goal against Colombia giving the US a 2-1 lead.
Occupation: Professional soccer player
Playing position: Forward
Mallory Pugh: Net Worth, Salary
During her career till now, Pugh has been going great until now. She has earned a lot and her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.