The inked-up beauty—she has at least 15 tattoos—knew she wanted to play soccer professionally while watching the 1999 Women’s World Cup with her mom, telling Sports Illustrated, “Growing up, it was a thing, it was just something that you knew if you played soccer … On the U.S. team, there were all these big names. And I was like, I want to be that person. I want to be known for being a soccer player and doing something that I love.”
These days, the 25-year-old Canuck is living out her dream as a standout forward for the U.S. Women’s soccer team and even has a gold medal from her stint at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is also married to pro soccer star Dom Dwyer, a forward for Sporting Kansas City.