Aug 10th, 2023 |
Special Edition: U.S. Women's Soccer Originals (Tucka Healy)
Margaret (or as she goes by in soccer, Tucka) grew up in Palo Alto, California, where there were three teams for players ages 10-16. Tucka made the All Star team as a 10 year old, and she didn't stop there... She shares about her time at Cal (currently tied with Alex Morgan at #3 for most goals scored), moving abroad to Germany and getting a job at a shoe heeling company, and the realities of pro life: "numbers were spray painted on the hotel doors." But according to Tucka, they "loved it all."
And Tucka's trailblazing didn't stop there. She went on to be employee #81 at Google, becoming one of the first ad salespeople and subsequently a key member of the YouTube and Google Fiber teams.
Contributing expert, Jair Fory, Tucka's coach is interviewed in this episode.
Media used in this production:
-38 years after making history, first USWNT to be honored at Asheville City regular season finale, Chris Womack, June 29th 2023,
-The Forgotten Early History of Women’s Soccer, Laurent Dubois, January 22, 2016
-ESPN YouTube Channel, 'USWNT win the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage | 2023 ESPYS (📍 @CapitalOne)'