Christen Press

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Christen Press
Christen Press 2015.jpg
Press at the 2015 Algarve Cup
Personal information
Full name Christen Annemarie Press[1]
Date of birth (1988-12-29) December 29, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, US
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Utah Royals FC
Number 21
Youth career
Slammers FC
2003–2007 Chadwick Dolphins
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stanford Cardinal 98 (71)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Pali Blues 10 (4)
2011 magicJack 19 (8)
2012 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 21 (17)
2013–2014 Tyresö FF 26 (25)
2014–2017 Chicago Red Stars 68 (35)
2018 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 8 (4)
2018– Utah Royals FC 8 (2)
National team
2008 United States U20 0 (0)
2009–2010 United States U23 6 (4)
2013– United States 104 (45)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 14, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 31, 2018

Christen Annemarie Press (born December 29, 1988) is an American soccer striker who plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team. Press previously played for a few clubs for a small amount of time and the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) for a few years.

Press played for the United States U23 in 2009 and 2010 before playing for the senior side from 2013. Since her first cap on February 2013, Press has made more than 100 appearances and scored more than 40 goals. She has also won a gold medal with the United States women's national soccer team in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada where they were FIFA Women's World Cup champions.

In 2011, she was named the WPS Rookie of the Year when she was a member of the magicJack. In 2013, Press was the top scorer in the Damallsvenskan for Tyresö FF with 23 goals scored and became the first American to receive the Golden Boot award in the history of the league. She was a 2010 Hermann Trophy recipient and holds the all-time scoring record at Stanford University.

Early life[edit]

Press in 2015

Born in Los Angeles to Cody and Stacy Press, Christen was raised in the South Bay city of Palos Verdes along with her two sisters, Channing and Tyler.[2] Both of her parents played different sports; Cody was an American football player at Dartmouth and Stacy was a tennis player.[3][4] She began playing soccer at age five[5] and later attended Chadwick School for high school.

As a two-year team captain and four-year starter of her high school's soccer team, she helped lead Chadwick to two Southern Section Division IV titles. She also lettered in track and tennis.[6] In 2006, she was named NSCAA High School All-American and Parade Magazine All-American. During her high school career, she scored a total of 128 goals, including 38 her junior year alone (a school-record). She was a two-time Southern Section Division IV Offensive Player of the Year and four-time Prep League Offensive MVP.[6]

Press played club soccer for Slammers FC of Newport Beach, California and won the Golden Boot for most goals scored in the US Youth Soccer Association's national championship tournament.[6][7] She did not play for any of the US youth national teams while in high school.[1]

Stanford Cardinal, 2007–2010[edit]

Press is the all-time leading scorer for the Stanford Cardinal women's soccer team with 71 goals.[8] While playing for the Cardinal, she also broke school records for career points[A] (183), assists (41), and shots (500); as well as single-season records for goals (26), shots (180), and game-winning goals (10).[6] She was also Stanford's second Hermann Trophy winner and a two time runner-up at the NCAA Women's College Cup.

Freshman season[edit]

As a freshman, Press started 18 games for Stanford. She led the team in assists (6) and ranked second in goals (8), points (22) and shots (60). One of her biggest highlights of the year came in the first round of the NCAA College Cup when she scored the fastest goal in team history in the 37th second of the match. She scored twice and also assisted on another goal in the team's 7–0 victory.[6] Press was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned first-team Freshman All-American honors.[9]

Sophomore season[edit]

During her sophomore year, Press was one of only five players in the squad to start every game of the season. She scored 16 goals and had 11 assists, while her total of 43 points ranked second in school history. In the College Cup quarterfinal against the Portland Pilots, Press scored the lone goal of the match in the 86th minute to send the Cardinal to the Final Four. She was the only player from the Cardinal squad to be named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team.[6]

Junior season[edit]

During her third season with the Cardinal, Press set new program records for assists (16) and shots (143). Seven of her 21 goals during the 2009 season were game-winning goals. Her 58 points raised the bar that she set during the previous season for the second-highest point total in a single season and ranked third in the nation.[6] Press also broke her previous record for fastest goal scored in Stanford history after scoring 23 seconds into a match against BYU.[6] In the College Cup, she scored the golden goal and had an assist in the Cardinal's 2–1 overtime win against the UCLA Bruins to send them into their first-ever cup final.[10] They went on to lose the final to the North Carolina Tar Heels, after Press's apparent game-tying goal in the 89th minute was ruled offside.[11] At the end of the season, Press was named to the All-Pac-10 first team and was a semi-finalist for the Hermann Trophy.[6][12]

Senior season[edit]

In her senior year, Press was the recipient of the 2010 Hermann Trophy for being the nation's top college soccer player. This marked the second consecutive win for a Stanford player following Kelley O'Hara in 2009.[13][14] Press led the nation in both goals and points, while the club obtained a 23–1–2 record overall. Their only loss in 2010 came in the last match of the season in the College Cup final, which was Stanford's second consecutive runner-up finish.[15] Press was also named Soccer America Player of the Year,[16] Pac-10 Player of the Year, and earned All-Pac-10 first team and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first-team All-American honors.[13][17] She displayed academic proficiency as well, receiving Academic All-America honors and winning the Pac-10's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for soccer.[13]

Stanford statistics[edit]

Year Apps Starts Gls Asts
2007 21 18 8 6
2008 25 25 16 11
2009 26 26 21 16
2010 26 26 26 8
Totals 98 95 71 41

Source[6]

Club career[edit]

magicJack, 2011[edit]

Press (far right) with her magicJack teammates during a match against the Boston Breakers on August 6, 2011. From left to right: Sauerbrunn, Rampone, Dalmy, Huffman, Wambach, Boxx, Press

Press was drafted to the Washington Freedom as the fourth overall pick in the 2011 WPS Draft.[18][19] Under new ownership, the team moved to Florida and was renamed magicJack. She scored her first goal in the 64th minute of magicJack's 2–0 victory over the Atlanta Beat in May. Of the goal, Press said, "It was so good to finish. Being a forward, we go into every game thinking our job is to score, so it's nice to finally get that accomplished."[20] During a 4–0 win against the Boston Breakers in July, Press scored her first hat trick in a professional match.[21][22] After losing in the semifinal of the playoffs, she was awarded the US Soccer Federation's Rookie of the Year award in part for being the first-ever rookie to have a hat trick.[23] Press finished the season having started in 16 of the 19 games in which she appeared for magicJack.[24] Her eight goals ranked third in the league.[25] During the offseason, Press signed with the Atlanta Beat; however, the league suspended operations before the season began.[26][27]

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, 2012[edit]

When Women's Professional Soccer folded in early 2012, Press signed a new professional contract with Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan, the top division in Sweden.[28] Her first game with Göteborg was a 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League quarterfinal match against Arsenal that ended in a 3–0 loss.[29]

During her regular season debut with Göteborg on April 10 against Djurgården, she scored two goals, her first coming during the fifth minute of the match.[30] Later in the month, she scored another pair of goals, this time within five minutes of each other in the team's 6–0 victory over KIF Örebro.[31] In August, Press had a third two-goal game, this time scoring two minutes apart as Göteborg defeated Umeå 5–0.[32] Press ended the year as the second-highest scorer in the Damallsvenskan with 17 league goals, behind only Anja Mittag, and scored a total of 25 in all competitions.[33]

During the quarterfinals of the Swedish Cup, Press scored two goals in a 3–0 victory over Kristianstad.[34] In the semifinals, her thirteenth minute goal helped Göteborg defeat LdB Malmö 2–1 and progress to the championship final.[35] Göteborg won the championship over Tyresö FF by a score of 2–1 after extra time, with Press involved in both goals. She scored in the ninth minute of the game and then drew a penalty in the added time, which Marlene Sjöberg converted to secure the cup.[36][37]

Tyresö FF, 2013–2014[edit]

Press playing for Tyresö FF at the Svenska Supercupen, 2013

In early 2013, Press signed with Damallsvenskan champions, Tyresö FF, located in Stockholm.[38] For the second consecutive season, she scored a goal in her regular season debut.[39] Press scored four goals in a 10–2 win over Sunnanå SK.[40][41] During the team's next match, she scored two goals helping the team defeat Jitex BK 7–0.[42] On June 9, 2013, she scored a hat trick during the squad's 5–1 win over Kristianstads DFF.[43] After following up with a pair of goals scored in each of Tyresö's next two matches, Press scored her second and third hat tricks of the season, the second in a 5–0 win over Jitex IK on August 24,[44] and the following in an eventual 8–0 win against Sunnanå IF.[45] During the team's last match of the regular season, Press scored twice against her former team, Göteborg FC, helping Tyresö win 4–1.[46]

Press finished the season as the top scorer in the league with 23 goals, becoming the first American to do so in the history of the Damallsvenskan.[47] Tyresö finished second during the regular season with a 14–6–2 record and thus qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League.[47] In October, Press scored Tyresö's only two goals during the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League's Round of 32 match, securing a 2–1 aggregate win over French side Paris Saint-Germain Féminines, and sending her team to the Round of 16.[48] Overall in 2013, she scored three times in the Svenska Cupen and nine times in the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League competitions, which bought the goal tally to 37.[49] The nine goals scored in the Champions League got the team into the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final where they were runners up to VfL Wolfsburg, losing 4–3 over the 90 minutes.[50]

Chicago Red Stars, 2014–2017[edit]

Christen Press warming up as a Red Star on May 2, 2015

In January 3, the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League announced that Press would be joining their roster for the 2014 season following her time with Tyresö FF after the recent Champions League ended.[51] During the 2014 NWSL season, Press joined the team in late May, two months into the NWSL season and scored a team-high of six goals while playing in only 12 matches and was awarded the team's Golden Boot.[52] During a match on July 4 against the reigning champions Portland Thorns FC at Providence Park, Press scored two goals in the last fifteen minutes to equalize the score, resulting in a draw after being down 2–0 at halftime.[53] On August 16, she scored another brace with goals in the 17th and 60th minutes helping Chicago draw against Western New York Flash.[54] Chicago finished fifth during the regular season with a 9–7–8 record.[55] Press was named to the league's second XI team by players, coaches, and media.[56]

Press returned to the Chicago Red Stars for the season. During the team's first home match against Seattle Reign FC, she scored a brace and assisted one by Jen Hoy to help the Red Stars defeat Seattle 3–2.[57] She was subsequently named the league's NWSL Player of the Week for week two of the season.[58] On April 25, Press scored two early goals in a drawn match against Portland Thorns FC. At the end of April, having scored four goals and provided one assist, Press was the league's goal leader and was named the NWSL Player of the Month.[59] Press missed the next eight games due to her participation in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. After returning, Press scored four goals in a three-game span, including a brace in the Red Stars' 2–2 draw with FC Kansas City on August 1.[60]

During their 2016 season, Press was named captain before the start of the season and tallied eight goals in 14 games. She scored a goal in the NWSL Playoffs, though the Red Stars were eliminated after a 2–1 loss to the Washington Spirit in extra time.[61]

Press captained the team for a second season in 2017 season.[62] She was the top scorer on the team with 11 goals[63] in her 24 appearances for the club and was the fourth highest scorer in the league.[24][64] Chicago finished in fourth place during the regular season with a 11–7–6 record, securing a berth to the playoffs.[64] The team was defeated by regular season winners North Carolina Courage 1–0 during the semi-finals.[65] Press was named to the NWSL Best XI at the end of the season.[66]

On January 18, 2018, Press was traded to the Houston Dash by the Chicago Red Stars, in a three-team trade along with Sky Blue FC.[67] However, on March 10, NWSL informed Dash that "Press will not join the club". Dash retained the rights to Press within NWSL, as they did not receive a fair valued offer when trying to trade her.[68]

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, 2018[edit]

In March 2018, she signed a three-month contract with her former club Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.[69] She arrived in Sweden in lieu of going to Houston, though they still held the rights for the player.[70] Press was named Damallsvenskan player of the month for April, after scoring 4 goals in 3 games.[71] On June 19, 2018, Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC announced that they had come to an agreement with Utah Royals FC to end her contract early so she could join them.[72]

Utah Royals FC, 2018–present[edit]

On June 18, the Royals announced that they had acquired the rights to Press in a trade that sent Brooke Elby and six draft picks to the Chicago Red Stars.[73] Press made her debut for the Royals on June 27 against the Seattle Reign.[74]

International career[edit]

Press playing for the US at Avaya Stadium, May 2015

2013[edit]

As a member of the United States women's national soccer team player pool, Press had been named for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She attended the event as an alternate, but did not make the final roster.[75] She earned her first cap for the national team on February 9 in a friendly against Scotland. After scoring the first two goals of the match in the right midfielder position, she served the assist on the United States' third goal. Press is only the third woman to score two goals on her first match for the US national team following Cindy Parlow Cone in 1996 and Sherrill Kester in 2000. The US defeated Scotland 4–1 and Press was named Budweiser Woman of the Match.[76][77][78] She scored another goal during her second game four days later helping the US defeat Scotland 2–0. No other US woman has scored three goals in her first two games.[79]

2013[edit]

Press' third cap for the national team occurred at the 2013 Algarve Cup during the team's first group stage match against Iceland on March 6, 2013. Press subbed in during the 64th minute for Carli Lloyd and the US defeated Iceland 3–0.[80] During the team's next group stage match on March 8, 2013, Press scored the fourth goal in a commanding 5–0 win over China. With the goal against China, Press became the fifth women's national team player to score at least four goals in her first four matches.[81] She earned two additional caps at the Algarve during the knockout stage match against Sweden led by former United States coach, Pia Sundhage, and started in the final against Germany.[82] The United States took first at the 2013 Algarve Cup with a 2–0 win over Germany. Press finished her first year with the senior national team with eight goals in 12 matches.

2014[edit]

Press started 2014 with three goals in three international friendly matches. Earlier in the year she scored a goal against Russia in a friendly on February 8, 2014 and again on February 13, 2014.[m 1] She was selected by national team head coach Tom Sermanni to play at the 2014 Algarve Cup. In October, Press featured in the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship where the team won the tournament.[83] During a group stage match against Argentina at the 2014 International Tournament of Brasília, Press scored four goals helping the US win 7–0,[84] and qualify for the championship game.[m 2]

2015: FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

Christen Press with USA in 2017

Press was selected for the US national team for the World Cup. On June 8, Press made her first career World Cup start against Australia and scored her first World Cup goal in the 61st minute.[85] She played in four of the team's seven World Cup games, starting two, en route to the team's progression to the final at the World Cup that year.[86] The US national team won the tournament by defeating Japan 5–2,[87] which won them the title where she played four times and scored the one goal against Australia.[88]

2016: Summer Olympics[edit]

Press was selected as one of the 18 members of the Summer Olympics team. The team progressed to the knockout stages where they lost in the quarter final stage to Sweden. After a 1–1 draw, they lost 4–3 on a penalty shootout with Press missing the decisive final team's kick.[89] She started in one out of the four possible matches in the tournament, starting in the line-up against Colombia.[90]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played June 30, 2018
Club Season League Playoffs Cup UEFA Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pali Blues 2010 10 4 10 4
magicJack 2011[49] 17 8 2 0 19 8
Göteborg FC 2012[49] 21 17 6 5 6 3 33 25
Tyresö FF 2013[49] 20 23 3 3 9 9 32 35
2014[49] 6 2 0 0 0 0 6 2
Total 74 54 3 3 9 9 38 37
Chicago Red Stars 2014[91] 12 6 0 0 12 6
2015[91] 11 10 1 0 12 10
2016[91] 14 8 1 1 15 9
2017[91] 23 11 1 0 24 11
Total 60 35 3 1 63 36
Göteborg FC 2018[49] 8 4 0 0 0 0 8 4
Utah Royals FC 2018[49] 2 1 0 0 2 1
Career total 144 94 5 1 9 8 15 12 173 115

International summary[edit]

Year Apps Starts Min Gls Asts Goals per 90 min.
2013 12 5 554 8 2 1.3
2014 23 14 1322 11 5 0.8
2015 20 13 1169 10 4 0.7
2016 25 9 1122 12 5 0.96
2017 16 8 741 3 3 0.36
2018 8 3 310 1 2 0.29
Totals 104 52 5218 45 21 0.74

Updated through August 31, 2018[92][93][94][95][96]

International goals[edit]


Goal
Date Location Opponent Lineup # Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2013-02-09[m 3] Jacksonville  Scotland 72.

off 72' (on Mewis)

2.1 13 unassisted

5150.01005 1–0

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly
2 2.2 32 Tobin Heath

5250.02005 2–0

3 2013-02-13[m 4] Nashville  Scotland 30.

on 61' (off Wambach)

1.1 63 Shannon Boxx

5350.03005 3–0

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
4 2013-03-08[m 5] Albufeira  China PR 74.

off 74' (on Horan)

1.1 64 Alex Morgan

5450.04005 4–0

5550.05005 5–0

Algarve Cup: Group B
5 2013-04-09[m 6] The Hague  Netherlands Start 2.1 45 Sydney Leroux

5250.02005 2–0

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
6 2.2 60 Heather O'Reilly

5350.03005 3–0

7 2013-10-20[m 7] San Antonio  Australia 30.

on 57' (off Leroux)

1.1 90+1 Heather O'Reilly

5350.03005 3–0

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
8 2013-10-27[m 8] San Francisco  New Zealand Start 1.1 41 unassisted

5350.03005 3–0

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly
9 2014-02-08[m 1] Boca Raton  Russia 60.

off 60' (on Rodriguez)

2.1 51 Carli Lloyd

5450.04005 4–0

5750.07005 7–0

Friendly
10 2.2 59 Ali Krieger

5650.06005 6–0

11 2014-02-13[m 9] Atlanta  Russia 10.

on 81' (off Wambach)

1.1 86 Megan Rapinoe

5850.08005 8–0

5850.08005 8–0

Friendly
12 2014-03-10[m 10] Parchal  Denmark start 1.1 51 Heather O'Reilly

4850.01005 1–3

4850.03005 3–5

Algarve Cup: Group B
13 2014-08-20[m 11] Cary   Switzerland start 1.1 77 unassisted

5250.03005 3–1

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly
14 2014-10-20[m 12] Washington  Haiti Start 1.1 65 unassisted

5500.05005 5–0

5600.06005 6–0

2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship
15 2014-10-24[m 13] Chester  Mexico Start 1.1 56 Sydney Leroux

5300.03005 3–0

5300.03005 3–0

2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship
16 2014-12-18[m 2] Brasilia  Argentina Start 4.1 7 Morgan Brian

5100.01005 1–0

5700.07005 7–0

Tournament of Brasília
17 4.2 23 Abby Wambach

5200.02005 2–0

18 4.3 41 Ali Krieger

5400.04005 4–0

19 4.4 78 Megan Rapinoe

5700.07005 7–0

20 2015-03-11[m 14] Faro  France 75.

off 75' (on Leroux)

1.1 41 Amy Rodriguez

5200.02005 2–0

5200.02005 2–0

Algarve Cup: Final
21 2015-06-08[m 15] Winnipeg  Australia 68.

off 68' (on Heath)

1.1 61 Sydney Leroux

5150.02005 2–1

5350.02005 3–1

World Cup: Group D
22 2015-08-16[m 16] Pittsburgh  Costa Rica Start 3.1 29 unassisted

5250.02005 2–0

5850.08005 8–0

Friendly
23 3.2 45 Shannon Boxx

5450.04005 4–0

24 3.3 68 Heather O'Reilly

5850.08005 8–0

25 2015-09-17[m 17] Detroit  Haiti 63.

off 63' (on O'Reilly)

1.1 33 Crystal Dunn

5250.02005 2–0

5350.05005 5–0

Friendly
26 2015-12-10[m 18] San Antonio  Trinidad and Tobago 31.

on 60' (off Morgan)

3.1 61 Carli Lloyd

5350.03005 3–0

5650.06005 6–0

Friendly
27 3.2 75 Ali Krieger

5450.04005 4–0

28 3.3 84 Lindsey Horan

5550.05005 5–0

29 2015-12-13[m 19] Glendale  China PR 12.

on 79' (off Morgan)

1.1 81 unassisted

5250.02005 2–0

5250.02005 2–0

Friendly
30 2016-02-10[m 20] Frisco  Costa Rica 12.

on 74' (off Johnston)

1.1 83 Tobin Heath

5550.05005 5–0

5550.05005 5–0

Olympic Qualifier: Group A
31 2016-02-15[m 21] Frisco  Puerto Rico 74.

off 74' (on Brian)

1.1 62 unassisted

5750.07005 7–0

6050.10005 10–0

Olympic Qualifier: Group A
32 2016-04-06[m 22] East Hartford  Colombia 45.

on 46' (off Pugh)

1.1 74 Crystal Dunn

5750.07005 7–0

5750.07005 7–0

Friendly
33 2016-04-10[m 23] Chester  Colombia Start 1.1 29 Lindsey Horan

5150.01005 1–0

5350.03005 3–0

Friendly
34 2016-07-23[m 24] Kansas City  Costa Rica 12.

on 63' (off Morgan)

1.1 79 Allie Long

5150.01005 4–0

5350.03005 4–0

Friendly
35 2016-09-15[m 25] Columbus  Thailand 45.

off 46' (on Morgan)

1.1 4 Carli Lloyd

5250.02005 2–0

5950.09005 9–0

Friendly
36 2016-10-19[m 26] Sandy   Switzerland 45.

on 46' (off Sonnett)

1.1 69 Kelley O'Hara

5250.02005 3–0

5950.09005 4–0

Friendly
37 2016-10-23[m 27] Minneapolis   Switzerland 45.

on 46' (off O'Hara)

1.1 53 Andi Sullivan

5250.02005 3–1

5950.09005 5–1

Friendly
38 2016-11-10[m 28] San Jose  Romania 46.

off 45' (on Morgan)

3.1 8 Crystal Dunn

5350.03005 1–0

5650.06005 8–1

Friendly
39 3.2 35 unassisted

5450.04005 4–1

40 3.3 38 Morgan Brian

5550.05005 5–1

41 2016-11-13[m 29] Carson  Romania Start 1.1 55 Tobin Heath

5350.03005 3–0

5650.06005 5–0

Friendly
42 2017-06-11[m 30] Sandefjord  Norway Start 1.1 60 Becky Sauerbrunn 1–0 1–0 Friendly
43 2017-07-31[m 31] San Diego  Brazil {{{4}}}.

on 57' (off Morgan)

1.1 80 Megan Rapinoe

5350.03005 2–3

5650.06005 4–3

2017 Tournament of Nations
44 2017-10-22[m 32] Cary  South Korea 46.

off 45' (on Rapinoe)

1.1 35 Alex Morgan 3–0 6–0 Friendly
45 2018-08-31[m 33] Carson  Chile Start 1.1 59 Mal Pugh 3–0 3–0 Friendly

Honors and awards[edit]

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

Club[edit]

Playing style[edit]

In 2017, the US named her No. 7 on their list of the 50 Best American Women's Players of the year.[115]

In popular culture[edit]

Media and endorsements[edit]

Press has appeared in several advertisements and promotional pieces for Nike.[116][117] In 2014, she was featured in a promo for Wheaties.[118] In May 2015, she starred in television commercials for Coppertone.[119][120] In February 2016, she became a brand ambassador for nutritional product manufacturer Genesis Today.[121]

In May 2015, Press' likeness appeared on The Simpsons along with teammates Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach.[122] The same year, she starred in the short film, An Equal Playing Field.[123][124] She has been featured in a number of magazines including Self,[125] Howler,[126] Shape,[127] Darling Magazine[128] and Glamour.[129] In 2015, she was featured on the covers of Sports Illustrated and Yoga Digest.[130][131] In 2016, Press posed nude for the ESPN's annual The Body Issue magazine.[132]

Press was featured with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series in FIFA 16, the first time women players were included in the game.[133] In October 2015, she was announced as a host for FOX Sports' @The Buzzer.[134]

Ticker tape parade and White House honor[edit]

Following the United States' win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Press and her teammates became the first women's sports team to be honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City.[135] Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio.[136] In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House.[137]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Points: (2 * goals) + (assists).

References[edit]

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Match reports

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Further reading[edit]

  • Lisi, Clemente A. (2010), The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0810874164
  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368
  • Stevens, Dakota (2011), A Look at the Women's Professional Soccer Including the Soccer Associations, Teams, Players, Awards, and More, BiblioBazaar, ISBN 1241047464

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