Christen Press is a famous American professional soccer player. Christen Press is also a FIFA Women’s World Champion. She is famous for winning a gold medal at the World Championships in France in 2019. She also plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women’s national soccer team.
Early Life and Childhood
Christen Press was born on December 29, 1988. Her place of birth is Los Angeles, California, USA. Her father’s name is Cody Press and her mother’s name is Stacy Press. Likewise, her father is an American football player and her mother is a tennis player. It is currently her 32 years old (2020). Her hometown is Palos Verdes Estates, California. She grew up with her sister named Tyler Press. Also, her full name is Christian Annemarie Press
She grew up in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Press’s nationality is American and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She started playing football at the age of 5. Similarly, she is a graduate student at a Chadwick high school. She was a very active soccer player as a team signing at her school. She also contributes a lot to the quality of the team to win two Southern Section Division IV titles. In addition, Press also played for the Stanford University team, the Stanford Cardinal, in 2007.
The mother’s death
Her mother died suddenly after battling stage IV glioblastoma, a type of tumor. She suddenly collapsed in July 2019 due to the illness. Although she went through all the necessary treatments, eventually nothing helped her and she left the world. Since her mother meant everything to her, she felt alone after her death, as she mentioned in her interviews.
Christen Press’s career began when she played on the American women’s soccer team, Pali blues in 2009 and 2010 Season. Then she played for the friendly American football club, magic in 2011 Her first debut game was with FC on June 27 against the Seattle domination.
When she moved to Sweden and signed for Swedish top professional women’s club Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC in 2012. She also helped them win the championship Swedish Cup in 2012 She later joined Swedish women’s soccer club Tyreso FF in 2013 before returning to the United States.
She was able to score her first international goal for the US team in the US soccer game against Scotland February 9, 2013. Beginning in 2014, she signed with the Chicago Red Stars and played until 2017. To date, she has scored two goals in 11 appearances with her current team. She also took part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, missing over eight games.
The following year, she became her team’s captain and led her team to the top scorer with 11 goals. She returned in March 2018 on a three-month contract Kopparbergs/Gothenburg FC. She also made her debut with Utah Royals FC in June 2018. Most recently, she scored in a game against Orlando Pride in 2019.
In addition, she spoke about her international gaming career and joined the US senior soccer team after playing for the USA youth team. She made her official senior international debut against Scotland on 9 February 2013, scoring her first international goal for the US women’s team in her debut game.
She was part of the USA team led by Christie Pearce, alongside players such as Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd. The team won the Algarve Cup in 2013 and 2015 editions. They also received a gold medal at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, held in Canada.
Since making her international debut in 2013, she has made 100 appearances and scored 44 goals for the US women’s soccer team in 2018. She scored her 100th cap for the national team from the penalty spot in a 3-0 win over Chile.
On May 2, 2019, she became the final 23-man list for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 – this was her second time playing for the trophy. She was also included in the 20-man squad for the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament. She even scored in the semifinals against Mexico. After the United States defeated Canada in the championship match, Chriten was awarded the Golden Ball for the tournament’s best player.
She was included in the 20-man squad for the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which was her second appearance in Olympic qualifying. She also scored in all three group stage games, including two goals against Costa Rica. She even scored in the semifinals against Mexico. After USA beat Canada in the league game, she was awarded the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament.
Award and nomination
A hard-working player, Press has won multiple honors and awards. In 2014 and 2018 she won the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. She was also the winner of the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2018, she surpassed that Tournament of Nations.
In addition, she has won many trophies individually, such as: Herman Trophy in 2010, She could win Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year. She also won soccer American Player of the Year Award in 2010
Wealth, Salary and Income
Christen Press earns nearly $36,000 in annual salary from her current club. In addition, she appreciated net worth is around 1.4 million US dollars.
Press has various endorsement deals with Nike and several other products such as Coppertone, Wheaties and Hydrive Energy Drink. She also has an endorsement deal with BMW. She also owns a car that was gifted to her by the company. The talented player is also currently a Genesis Today brand ambassador. She was also part of the women’s world champion team. As a reward, she, along with her teammates, received around $400,000 from the win bonus.
Regarding the context of personal relationships, Christen Press is not yet married and is currently single. The information is unconfirmed but there has been speculation about her with Nima Majd and Tobin Heath. She was often seen with Nima hanging around at times. They also visited various places together, including Singapore. Both have never confirmed their relationship.
She and Nima were in her high school together and also had an affair. There isn’t much controversy surrounding the brilliant gamer as she seems capable of handling her professional and personal life.
The soccer player also has an attractive and athletic body. As a player, she can take impressive care of her body. Press’s hair color is normal brown. She has brown eye color. Her height is 5’6″. She weighs about 59 kilograms.
She lives a very healthy life as Press is careful to include as many nutrients in her meals as possible. According to her statement, she takes dietary supplements and also practices yoga.
Christen Press is very active on social media. She seems to be a travel freak as her posts on social media like Facebook and Instagram are full of trips to different places. She has already visited different places like Gothenburg-Sweden, Olso-Norway and other foreign cities.
More specifically, she has 1,266 posts and 761,000 followers on her Instagram handle @christenpress. She also joined Twitter in December 2010 and has 531.1k followers as of March 2020. In addition, she is also available on Facebook with over 265.9k followers.