Emily Pickering

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Emily Pickering
Personal information
Full name Emily Pickering Harner
Date of birth c. 1962 (age 56–57)
Place of birth Massapequa, New York, United States
Playing position Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 North Carolina Tar Heels
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1992 United States 15 (2)

Emily Pickering Harner, is a retired American female soccer player, who played on the U.S. women's national soccer team in 1985, the first official U.S women's national team in history.[1] She assisted the first goal for the national team, and scored the second (both against Denmark).[2] Pickering was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1986.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (July 10, 1999). "Women's Little Trip to Italy Was Start of Something Big". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  2. ^ "U.S. WNT Flashback – 20th Anniversary of First-Ever Match: Who Scored First?". United States Soccer Federation. August 18, 2005. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "LONG ISLAND SOCCER PLAYER HALL OF FAME GALA". Soccer Long Island Magazine. February 25, 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368
  • Lisi, Clemente A. (2010), The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0810874164
  • Nash, Tim (2016), It’s Not the Glory: The Remarkable First Thirty Years of US Women’s Soccer', Lulu Press, ISBN 1483451526