Working mom: McDonald balances World Cup, 7-year-old son

PARIS --- Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah, her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the American forward remembered. "And he's just like: 'OK, can I have a toy now?'" A 31-year-old forward, McDonald made her World Cup debut at the start of the second half against Chile on June 16, a pinnacle on a circuitous, protracted path to soccer's highest level. She sparked the offense and her curling shot hit a post in the 62nd minute. A big part of the joy for McDonald is that Jeremiah is headed to the World Cup to watch the latter stages. The defending champion Americans play Spain on Monday with a chance to adv...Keep on reading: Working mom: McDonald balances World Cup, 7-year-old son

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