Emily Pickering (née Pickering; born February 1, 1963) is an American former soccer player, who played on the U.S. women’s national soccer team in 1985, the first official U.S. women’s national team in history. She assisted the first goal for the national team, and scored the second (both against Denmark). Pickering was inducted into the Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame in 2015.
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