Emily Sonnett.
Photo: John Todd/John Todd/isiphotos.com
Photo: John Todd/John Todd/isiphotos.com

Cobb athlete makes first appearance in FIFA Women’s World Cup

Cobb County residents will see one of their own make her first appearance in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Emily Sonnett, of Marietta, is a member of the American team competing against other countries for the championship. The U.S. team will take on Thailand at 3 p.m. June 11. You can catch the game on Fox.

According to FIFA’s website, teams from 24 countries are in the running for the Women’s World Cup. The first match was held June 7, and games will continue through July 7. 

Sonnett, 25, is one of seven defenders on the team. Two other Georgia athletes, midfielder Morgan Brian of St. Simons Island and defender Kelley O’Hara of Fayetteville, also are on the 24-member team, according to the team roster.

Morgan Brian.
Photo: Robin Alam/Robin Alam/isiphotos.com

The 2019 cup is the first for Sonnett, the second for Brian and the third for O’Hara, the U.S. team noted.

Kelley O'Hara
Photo: John Todd/John Todd/isiphotos.com

The Marietta native plays in the National Women’s Soccer League for Portland Thorns FC while O’Hara is a member of the Utah Royals FC and Brian plays with Chicago Red Stars. Sonnett is a graduate of Fellowship Christian School in Roswell. 

The U.S. team is scheduled to face off against Chile at noon June 16 and Sweden at 3 p.m. June 20. Those games will also be broadcast on Fox.

You can learn more about Sonnett by visiting the U.S. Soccer website. You can follow the FIFA Women’s World Cup by checking out its website


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