Utah Royals FC’s Diana Matheson

Going into the second match in franchise history, Utah Royals FC’s Diana Matheson joined us in studio! She talked about what it’s like to compete against her teammates on a national scale, how transitioning to Utah has been and what she expects out of this season.
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Utah Royals FC (2018-Present): Trade with Seattle Reign FC

Seattle Reign FC (2017): Trade with Washington Spirit

Washington Spirit (2016-2017): 2013 NWSL player allocation

Team Strømmen (2008-2010): International signing


Put your hand up if you’re excited season starts this weekend.

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Professional Career:

2017: Missed season due to ACL injury…has played a total of 67 games in the NWSL.

2016: Completed her time with the Washington spirit appearing in 67 games…Started in 9 of the 12 games played…scored four goals, tying for second most on the Washington Spirit…Still holds record for most goals (23), and assists (12) for the Spirit.

2015: Joined the Washington Spirit late after injury and participation in 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup…scored three goals and two assists…played in nine games.

2014: Led the Washington Spirit to their first play-off…scored eight goals and six assists during the regular season.

2010: Completed her time in Oslo with 32 appearances, and 11 goals.

2008: Signed with Team Strømmen in Oslo, Norway…Runner-up in Toppserien league…runner-up in Cup competition.



Them Royals tho 😎 @ the Real Salt Lake home opener.

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International Career:

2018: Played with Canada WNT in Algarve Cup
2017: Ended 2017 with a total of 191 Canadian WNT appearances, 175 starts, 17

goals, and 20 assists…street in Oakville named in her honor “Diana Matheson Way”.

2016: Won bronze medal in 2016 Rio Olympics…won a silver medal with Canada at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in USA (Canada qualified for Rio 2016)… finished first with Canada at the 2016 Algarve Women’s Cup.

2015: Finished sixth with Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. 2014: Played in 36 consecutive Canada matches from 2012-14.

2013: Second Canadian WNT player to make her 150th appearance for Canada (April 7).

2012: Game winning goal against France in the 2012 Summer Olympics to win the bronze medal…honored on the All-Time Canada XI Women’s team…Missed the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying because of an injury.

2011: Helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games against Brazil by scoring the first Canadian penalty kick after extra time…Finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women’s Cup… represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011… played in 25 consecutive Canada matches from 2010 to 2011.

2010: Scored in Canada’s 3-1 win over China on September 30… Finished first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women’s Cup… she was the sixth women’s footballer to reach her 100th appearance for Canada (15 September 2010)… won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011..

2009: Finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup.

2008: Finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women’s Cup… she was the ninth women’s footballer to reach her 75th appearance for Canada (9 April 2008)… finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)… reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.

2007: Represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007… played in 24 consecutive Canada matches from 2006 to 2007… actually played in 69 of 70 Canada matches from 2003 to 2007 (only missing a single match on 30 July 2006).

2006: 14th Canadian women’s soccer player to reach their 50th cap…played in a career high 45 consecutive matches from 2003-2006, which at the time was a national record (surpassed in 2008 by Randee Hermus)…won a silver medal at the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup/FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007.

2004: Finished third with Canada in the 2004 CONCACAF tournament in Costa Rica.

2003: Canadian National team debut in 2003 at the Algarve Cup…scored her first international “A” goal in Mexico…finished fourth with Canada in the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA.


Leggoooo. Is it season yet?

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College Career:

2007: Ivy League Player of the Year … unanimous selection for first-team All-Ivy … Princeton’s third four-time first-team all-league honoree and seventh Player of the Year … missed the first seven games to play in the Women’s World Cup in China for Team Canada … served as co-captain for the Tigers … Ivy League Player of the Week Oct. 8 … had a point in seven straight games of the 10 played after her return from China … broke Princeton’s single-game and career assist records with a four-assist performance against Rutgers … scored two goals against Brown in the next game … also scored against Columbia, Harvard, Cornell and Bucknell … assisted against Brown, Columbia and Lehigh…scored six goals and seven assists, for a college career total of 26 goals, 26 assists, 57 appearances, and 173 shots.

2006: Unanimous selection for first-team All-Ivy … co-captain … led Princeton with eight goals and five assists for 21 points despite missing five games to train with the Canadian national team … started all 11 games she played … scored two goals against Richmond and had a goal and two assists against Hofstra two days later to score eight points on the weekend and earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors … scored against Lehigh and Columbia on penalty kick goals … had two goals against American and one goal and an assist against Harvard … also had assists against Columbia and Yale…scored eight goals and five assists.

2005: One of only two unanimous first-team All-Ivy selections … both were from Princeton as Emily Behncke was the other … SoccerBuzz first-team all-region … NSCAA second-team all-region … scored five goals, second-most on the team, and had a team-high seven assists, good for third in the Ivy League … missed the season- opening trip to Florida to play with the Canadian national team, but started all 14 games the rest of the season … team went 4-0-1 when she scored a goal as her five goals were split among five games … scored against Loyola Marymount (win), Connecticut (tie), La Salle (win), Dartmouth (win) and Cornell (win) … team was also 5-1-1 when she assisted on a goal … had season-high three points against Dartmouth and Cornell on her way to 17 points on the season … season-high 10 shots came against UConn … had seven against Cornell … shot 44 times on the year…scored five goals and seven assists.

2004: First-team All-America … unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection … Ivy League Rookie of the Year … first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region … one of 12 finalists for SoccerBuzz Freshman of the Year … three-time Ivy Rookie of the Week … assisted on Emily Behncke’s goal to open scoring against Washington in quarterfinals … assisted on Behncke’s first goal against Boston College … scored 4:43 into season-opening win over Texas A&M … had two goals and one assist at Cornell … scored only goal in 1-0 regular-season win over Villanova…scored seven goals, had 74 shots, and seven assists.

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