Marian Dougherty

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Marian Dougherty
Marian Dalmy, May 2012.png
Personal information
Full name Marian Antal Dougherty
Date of birth (1984-11-25) November 25, 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Denver, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2003–2006 Santa Clara Broncos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Denver Diamonds ? (6)
2009–2010 Chicago Red Stars 40 (1)
2011 magicJack 18 (0)
2013 Portland Thorns FC 19 (1)
National team
2007–2009 United States 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 19, 2013 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 23, 2010

Marian Antal Dougherty (born November 25, 1984), née Dalmy, is an American retired professional soccer defender. She last played for Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League and had previously played for the United States women's national soccer team. She provides color commentary for Portland Thorns home game broadcasts.

Early life[edit]

Born in Denver, Colorado, to parents, Adam and Diane Dalmy, Marian grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and attended Green Mountain High School. She was a three-year team captain and earned MVP honors in 2001. She was named a 2003 Parade Magazine High School All-American and was a two-time NSCAA/adidas All-American. Dalmy helped lead the team to a state championship in 2003 and the league championships in 2000 and 2002.[1]

Dougherty led her club team to the U-18 National Championship in July 2002. She won the MVP award for the Colorado State Cup on four different occasions. Her team was a regional finalist for three seasons and State Cup Champions from 1996-19999, 2001 and 2002.[1]

Santa Clara University[edit]

Dougherty attended Santa Clara University. As a freshman in 2003, she scored six goals and served two assists for 14 points while playing as forward and midfielder. She played in 17 matches, starting 14, after suffering a pulled leg muscle and left ankle sprain. She was named to the Soccer Buzz West Region All-Freshman team and earned SCU adidas Classic All-Tournament Team recognition. Dougherty was named by her teammates as the squad's Coaches Award recipient.[1]

During her sophomore year, Dougherty played in all 25 matches, started 23. She played all three field positions and was named first-team All-WCC selection. She also earned Soccer Buzz and NSCAA/adidas second team All-West Region honors.[1]

In 2005, Dougherty was named team captain, scored two goals and recorded two assists during the season. She earned All-America honorable mention honors from Soccer Times and Soccer Buzz Magazines and was named second-team All-West Region by Soccer Buzz. Dougherty was named to the all-tournament team at the ACC/WCC Challenge at Wake Forest and earned First-Team All-WCC honors. After suffering a torn ACL during the NCAA Third Round against Boston College, Dougherty's junior season with the Broncos ended prematurely.[1]

During her senior year in 2006, Dougherty was the Broncos' tri-captain and vital member of a defense that shutout 11 opponents. She started as outside back during 20 of the team's 21 matches. She became the fifth Bronco to be named West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year after leading all WCC defenders with six goals, six assists, and 18 points. She also named to the All-West Region and All-WCC First Teams.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Chicago Red Stars[edit]

Dougherty played for Women's Professional Soccer side, Chicago Red Stars from 2009 to 2010. During the team's first season, she started in all 16 games in which she played for a total of 1,310 minutes. During the 2010 season, she started in all 24 games in which she played for a total of 2,160 minutes and scored one goal.[2][3]

Washington Freedom / magicJack[edit]

In 2011, Dougherty signed with the Washington Freedom, who were later renamed magicJack under new ownership.[4] She started in 19 of the 20 games she played for a total of 1,724 minutes.[2]

Portland Thorns FC[edit]

In February 2013, Dougherty was selected by the Portland Thorns FC during the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League[5] She scored her first goal for the Thorns during their first home match against the Seattle Reign FC in front of 16,479 spectators.[6][7] On November 16, 2013, Dougherty announced her retirement as a player.[8] She currently provides color commentary for Thorns home games.[9]


In March 2004, Dougherty was called into the United States U-21 National Team training camp while a sophomore at Santa Clara.

In April 2007, she was called up to the senior team's residency camp by head coach, Greg Ryan.[10] Dougherty played in two matches for the senior team in 2007 before being named as a late addition to the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup roster for the USWNT.[11][12]

Sports Diplomacy[edit]

In April 2014, Hucles traveled to Morocco as a SportsUnited Sports Envoy for the U.S. Department of State. In this function, she worked with Lesle Gallimore and Angela Hucles to conduct soccer clinics and events for 104 youth from underserved areas. In so doing, Hucles helped contribute to SportsUnited's mission to promote greater international understanding and inclusion through sport.[5][6][7]


Dalmy's great-uncle, Imre Antal, was a member of the Hungary national football team in 1938.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Marian Dalmy player profile". Santa Clara University. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Marian Dougherty". Soccer Way. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Red Stars add Rapinoe, Dalmy, Masar". Chicagoland. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Shannon Boxx, Lindsay Tarpley head to D.C." ESPN. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Portland Thorns FC Acquire 5 Players Through Supplemental Draft: Marian Dalmy, Tina Ellertson, Angie Kerr, Jessica Shufelt, and Michele Weissenhofer". SB Nation. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  6. ^ "Video highlights: Alex Morgan, Marian Dougherty score goals in Portland Thorns' historic win". Oregon Live. April 22, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "Portland Thorns supporters celebrate inaugural home match". Oregon Live. April 21, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-27.
  9. ^ "Thorns FC announce 2014 Broadcast Schedule, four games to be aired on Comcast SportsNet Northwest". Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "Marian Dalmy Added to WNT Residency Camp Roster". US Soccer. Archived from the original on May 30, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  11. ^ Meyer, John (September 11, 2007). "Dalmy expects World Cup experience to be valuable". Denver Post. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "Kai, Hucles and Dalmy final three on U.S. World Cup team". USA Today. July 23, 2007. Retrieved July 19, 2013.

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