History was made on the soccer pitch Tuesday. In more ways than one.
Johnny “Jayieh” Saelua became the first transgendered competitor to play in a World Cup match as the defender led American Samoa to its first-ever international win.
Not only that, but according to a journalist in attendance, Saelua was the “woman of the match.”
The team’s 2-1 victory over Tonga in a 2014 World Cup qualifier was the team’s first international victory after 30 consecutive losses.
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