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Ali Krieger

USWNT 2x World Cup Champion & Retired Gotham FC Defender

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Women’s World Cup Champion, Ali Krieger is a strong, smart, tenacious player and is one of the best defenders in women’s soccer.

Ali graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2007 with a degree in communications. A 2x All-American, Ali started 87... More

Women’s World Cup Champion, Ali Krieger is a strong, smart, tenacious player and is one of the best defenders in women’s soccer.

Ali graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2007 with a degree in communications. A 2x All-American, Ali started 87 matches, scoring 11 goals with 19 assists. After college, Ali moved to Frankfurt, Germany, to play with one of the top clubs in the world: FFC Frankfurt. She helped lead her team to two German Cup Championships in 2008 and 2011.

Ali has found success everywhere she’s played, earning accolades including Gatorade Virginia Girls Soccer Player of the Year (2003), Big Team Freshman of the Year with Penn State (2003), UEFA Champions League champion with FFC Frankfurt (2008), Fox Soccer’s Best Eleven of FIFA Women’s World Cup (2011), 2x Algarve Cup champion (2013, 2015), SheBelives Cup champion (2016, 2020), 2016 Olympian and the 2015 and 2019 Women’s World Cup Championships. Ali was also named to the 2016 FIFPro World IX. In August 2020, she joined the Orlando City SC broadcasting team to provide analysis and sideline reporting for the team. Ali was elected to the US Soccer Athlete Council in 2017 and has been an active member ever since.

Throughout her career, Ali has battled injuries but time and time again has come back better than before and continues to improve as her career advances. She was a key part of the defense that held opponents scoreless for 539 consecutive minutes during the 2015 World Cup.

Everywhere Ali plays, she has set top class examples for hard work, determination, and excellence on and off the field and continues to be an excellent role model for young women all over the world. SportsPro named Ali #7 on its 2021 list of Most Marketable Athletes in the World.

Ali welcomed her first child, Sloane, in February 2021 and her second child, Ocean, in August 2022. Ali retired in November 2023 after winning the NWSL Championship for her first time with Gotham FC.

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