Meet the U.S. Women's World Cup team: Midfielder Heather O'Reilly

Meet Heather O'Reilly; Midfielder for the U.S. Women's World Cup team.
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Heather O'Reilly

Midfielder | No. 9

Height: 5'5"
Age: 30
Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Club: FC Kansas City
Goals: 41
Caps: 219

O’Reilly was the second-youngest player to make 200 appearances for the U.S. and has been an active member of the team since 2002. She broke the fibula in her left leg during a friendly against Ireland in 2003, but she returned to make the Olympic squad a year later and score the game-winning goal in the semifinals against Germany. She was named U.S. Soccer’s Young Female Athlete of the Year for her efforts.

O’Reilly was also part of the gold medal-winning 2008 and 2012 Olympics teams and she played in the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.