5 Fun Facts About U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Player Mallory Pugh

Mallory Pugh is the youngest soccer player on the U.S. Women's National Team, but she's already a force to be reckoned with.

We want to make sure you get to know this Olympic athlete a little bit better before she takes over the sports world by revealing five fun facts about her below.

Mallory Pugh playing soccer

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1. She's not a fan of sugary sweets. Say, what?! Yep, this girl isn't too fond of candy. But that's probably for the best seeing as she has to be in tip-top shape all the time.

2. Soccer legend and two-time Olympic gold medalist Mia Hamm is a huge fan of this girl. You know you're legit when she sings your praises.

3. In Team USA's match against Colombia, Mallory scored in the 59th minute of the game, becoming the youngest U.S. soccer player to score a goal in the entirety of the Olympics. Whoa.

4. Now that the Olympics are over for this lady, she'll be attending UCLA in the fall. Go Bruins!

5. Whenever she travels anywhere, she always has to have her purple monkey blanket by her side. D'aww!


Mallory is just one of the many young athletes in the Olympics this year. Get familiar with the youngest Olympian for Team USA, Sydney McLaughlin by reading these seven fun facts about her HERE.