Dorian Bailey

Dorian Bailey (born January 28, 1997) is an American soccer midfielder who currently plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

Early life

North Carolina Tar Heels

Bailey attended University of North Carolina where she played for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 2015–18. In 2015, she was named to the Freshman All-ACC Team.[2] In four years, she played in 86 games, scoring 17 times and registering 17 assists.[1]

Club career

Washington Spirit

Bailey was drafted 8th overall in the first round of the 2019 NWSL College Draft by the Washington Spirit.[3] In April, she was signed to their active roster in advance of the 2019 NWSL season.[4] Bailey made her first professional appearance on April 13, 2019, as a 79th-minute substitute in Washington's season opening win over Sky Blue FC.[5]

International career

In 2013, Bailey was called up to the United States under-17 national team, winning a bronze medal in the 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship. She scored her first youth international goal in a group stage win over Guatamala.[6] In April 2014, she received an invitation to the United States under-18 squad's training camp.[7] The following year, Bailey received invitations to training camps with both the United States under-19 and United States under-20 national teams.[8][9] Bailey played in the 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational with the United States under-23 national team.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Dorian Bailey". University of North Carolina Athletics. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Four Tar Heels Named To All-ACC Teams". University of North Carolina Athletics. November 5, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "NWSL Draft 2019: Washington Spirit select North Carolina midfielder Dorian Bailey". Black and Red United. January 10, 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "Washington Spirit announces updated 25-player roster ahead of 2019 NWSL season". Washington Spirit. April 8, 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "Debut goals from Sam Staab & Megan Crosson hand Washington Spirit 2–0 win over Sky Blue FC". Black and Red United. April 13, 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. U-17 WNT Defeats Guatemala 7–0 to Qualify for Semifinals at CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship". U.S. Soccer. November 2, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "U-18 WNT Head to OTC Training Camp May 11–18". U.S. Soccer. April 28, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "U-20 WNT Opens 2015 with Florida Camp and Match vs. Bayern Munich". U.S. Soccer. January 11, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "U.S. U-19 WNT Opens 2015 Programming With Camp at the NTC". U.S. Soccer. April 6, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "Snow Names 24-Player USA Roster for 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational". U.S. Soccer. March 8, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2019.

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