Christian Press, born December 29, 1988, is an American soccer player who plays forward/striker for Utah Royals FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States women’s national soccer team. With the United States women’s national soccer team (commonly referred to as the USWNT), Press won FIFA Women’s World Cup championship in 2015.
Press was born in Los Angeles, California, where she began playing soccer at age five. In high school, she attended Chadwick School. As a two-year team captain and four-year starter of the high school’s soccer team, she was named NSCAA High School All-American and Parade Magazine All-American. Press went on to play college soccer at Stanford University.
While at Stanford University, Press became the Stanford Cardinal women’s soccer team with 71 goals during her collegiate career. Press holds a number of Stanford University records, including the records for career points (183), assists (41), and shots (500) as well as single-season records for shots (180) and game-winning goals (10).Baller alert.
Following college, Press was drafted to the Washington Freedom as the fourth overall pick in the 2011 WPS Draft. From 2012 to 2014, Press played at various European clubs before joining the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL.
In 2018, Pres joined Utah Royals FC and is expected to appear for the United States a the 2019 World Cup in France.