Danielle Slaton makes her Olympic debut as a soccer analyst for NBC Sports Group at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Slaton began her broadcasting career as a soccer analyst for the Big Ten Network in 2010. In2014, Slaton joined FOX Sports and Pac-12 Networks as an analyst for FOX Soccer for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship. She also served as an analyst for the 2015 Algarve Cup. Slaton contributes reports for Chicago Fire Weekly on ESPN Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago during the MLS season.
Slaton was a starter on Santa Clara University’s soccer team for four seasons, and led the team to a 2001 NCAA National Championship while also being named the NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year. During her career as a member of the United States Women’s National Team from 2000-2005, Slaton also played for the Carolina Courage in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), and was named the league’s defender of the year. She went on to play for the French club Olympique Lyonnais, where she was a starting defender on the team. Slaton currently represents U.S. Soccer as a member of the Athlete Council.
Slaton currently resides in Chicago, Ill.