Ali Krieger Bio, Age, Ashlynn Harris, USWANT, Stats, House

Ali Krieger Bio

Ali Krieger is an American soccer player. A FIFA Women’s World Cup champion for that matter. She is Primarily a defender.

Ali is a member of the United States women’s national soccer team. Currently plays with Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League. This is the highest division of women’s soccer in the United States.

On January 16, 2008, Ali Krieger made her first appearance for the United States national team. This was at the 2008 Four Nations Tournament. Precisely, during a match against Canada. She has since made 100 total appearances for the team.

Ali Krieger Age| Family

Alexandra Blaire Krieger was born on July 28, 1984, in Virginia USA.  She was born to Ken Krieger and Debbie Christopher.  As of  2019, she is 35 years old.

Ali was raised in the company of her brother Kyle Krieger in Dumfries Virginia. Therefore, she  is very fond of her brother. The two are always hands in gloves. It is said that it was he who inspired her soccer career.

Ali Krieger Alma Mata

Krieger attended her High School education in the Forest Park High School, however, she spent one year at Hylton High School prior to transferring to newly opened Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. From childhood, she got candid support of her parents particularly her father. In the chase of her soccer career, it was revealed that her father coached her for over 12 years and she played for the Prince Williams Soccer Inc.

While in High school, she captained the ship of their soccer team for three years, and she earned the honor of the Gatorade’s state player of the year in her final year in high school. She was twice named as the All-Virginia AAA selection and was an All-Met Honorable during her sophomore year.

Ali Krieger got accepted into the Penn State University and as expected she was absorbed into the College soccer team popularly called the Penn State Nittany Lions. Her strive with the team saw her scoring 11 goals in 87 matches. In her freshman year at college, Ali Krieger joined the Washington Freedom for exposition matches during the summer in 2004.

Her performance in the college team was quite impressive as she had scores of achievements to her name, which include: being named as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after 2006 season, as well as the Penn State’s Most Valuable Player.

She also clinched the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team honors, NSCAA All-America First Team honors, All-Big Ten First Team honors, Big Ten All-Tournament, and the Academic All-Big Ten honors.

Krieger made history by being the only Nittany Lion to be given All-American honors at two different positions. She finally graduated from the University in 2006 and embraced her professional soccer career in full force.

Ali Krieger USWANT

After her first senior national team call-up in January 2008, Krieger made the 18-player U.S. roster to play in the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Cancun, Mexico in October. After the U.S. qualified for the 2011 World Cup, Krieger started in all four matches in March 2011 to help the U.S. National Team win the Algarve Cup.

During this period, 1. FFC Frankfurt underwent many teams and coaching changes, and she decided in March of 2011 that it was time to come home and concentrate on earning a spot on the U.S. National Team in preparation for the World Cup. Her last match for Frankfurt was against bitter rival and defending champion 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam and her team ended up winning the German Cup 2-0 (DFB Pokal).

Ali Krieger was named to the 2011 U.S. Women’s National Team that would compete in the 2011 Women’s World Cup. While the tournament ended with a tough loss in the final against Japan, the 2011 World Cup was a special experience for Ali, having a chance to play in her second home, Germany.

The quarterfinal against Brazil will remain a career highlight, from teammate Abby Wambach’s improbable header a man down to her own opportunity to score the fifth and decisive penalty kick to win the match.

She played every minute of the tournament and was named to Fox Soccer’s Best 11 as the best right back. But those individual honors but did not remove the sting of losing the final.

Ali Krieger Injury

After a full recovery from the knee injury, she was again named to the national team in early 2013 and went about working to regain a consistent starting position by year-end. She was part of the United States team that placed first in the 2013 Algarve Cup.

In the January 2013 initial NWLS allocation of players, she was assigned to the Washington Spirit. Once again, she was thrilled to be playing close to her hometown.

The team had a challenging first season. But finished out the season on a good note, going unbeaten and earning seven points in the last three matches.

Her goal was to continue to get better, continue to train at a high level in the off-season, live in a new city, and experience a new culture for three months. Krieger had the opportunity to play in the UEFA Women’s Champions League again, along with four fellow National Team players.

“Overall, it was a beautiful experience of playing football and living in Stockholm, Sweden,” said  Ali Krieger. Krieger returned home after her three-month loan period in November 2013 and looked forward to the start of the 2014 NWSL season for the Washington Spirit. Krieger also received the Washington Post Distinguished All-Met Award in 2013.

Ali Krieger Stats

Soccer player

Ali Krieger Ashlynn Harris

Ali Krieger(right) & Ashlyn Harris
Krieger(right) & Ashlyn Harris

Krieger is a confirmed lesbian, the midfielder is said to be married to her longtime lesbian partner Ashlyn Harris who is also a soccer goalkeeper with the USWNT and Orlando Pride. Harris is her teammate in the Orlando Pride. The couple had their honeymoon in Atlantis in The Bahamas and they are now living a happy life.

In March 2019 the news of her engagement to Harris stormed the social media. Krieger speaks German fluently as a result of her stay with FFC Frankfurt club in Germany, and it is certain that her brother Kyle who has always been there for her especially during her injuries and surgeries helped in her recovery process.

Prior to her meeting Harris, Krieger was in a relationship with Brent Wise who is a baseball player. She has had the rare honor of meeting the former US President Barack Obama at the White House after winning the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as a ticker-tape parade in New York. She also features in the EA Sports’ FIFA video game series in FIFA 16, thus, being the first time women players were included in the game.

Ali Krieger House

Ali Krieger House
Krieger House

Ali Krieger Why isn’t she playing|2019

Krieger is still actively playing. Although in 2017 Krieger received limited call-ups and only appeared in two games. She was on the roster for the 2017 Tournament of Nations but did not appear in any games.

After not receiving a call-up for 18 months, Krieger was included on the USWNT roster for April 2019 friendlies against Australia and Belgium. While Krieger did not see any playing time against Australia, she played a full 90′ against Belgium on April 7, two years and a day after her previous national team cap.

In May 2019, despite earning only one cap in the previous 25 months, Krieger was named to the final 23-player squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, marking her third World Cup appearance. She earned her 100th cap for the national team on May 16, 2019, coming on as a second-half substitute in the team’s friendly against New Zealand

Ali Krieger Net Worth

There is no doubt, that Ali Krieger is a remarkable hardworking player who has made her mark in the field of soccer it is said that she earns a decent salary. Her net worth has accumulated to about $3 million which she amassed from her professional soccer career as well as her endorsements.

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