Christen Press is a famous American professional soccer striker. Christen Press is also a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She is famously known for winning a gold medal of the World Cup in France in 2019. Further, she plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women’s national soccer team.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Christen Press was born on the 29th of December, 1988. Her birthplace is Los Angeles, California, United States. Her father’s name is Cody Press and her mother’s name is Stacy Press. Similarly, her father is an American football player and her mother is a tennis player. Currently, she is 32 years old (2020). Her hometown is Palos Verdes Estates, California. She grew up with her sister named Tyler Press. Further, her full name is Christian Annemarie Press
She grew in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Press’ nationality is American and her ethnicity is Caucasian. From an early age of 5, she used to play soccer. Similarly, Christen Press is a graduate student from a Chadwick High School. She was a much active soccer player as a team caption in her school. She also contributes much effort to the quality of the team to two Southern Section Division IV titles. Furthermore, Press also played for the Standford University team, Standford Cardinal in 2007.
Christen’s mother suddenly passed away after fighting Stage IV glioblastoma, which is a type of tumor. She suddenly collapsed in July 2019 due to the disease. Although she underwent all the treatment necessary, eventually nothing helped her and she left the world. Since Christen’s mom meant everything to her, she felt alone after she passed away as she mentioned in her interviews.
Christen Press’s career started when she played with the American soccer, women’s team, Pali Blues in 2009 and 2010 season. Then, she played for the fellow American soccer club, Magic in 2011. Her first debut game was with FC on June 27 against the Seattle Reign.
When she moved to Sweden and signed with Swedish top-level professional women’s club, Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC in the year 2012. She also helped them to win the Swedish Cup in 2012. Later, she joined the fellow Swedish women football club of Tyreso FF in 2013 before returning to the USA.
She was able to score her first international goal for the US team in the match of US soccer against Scotland on February 9, 2013. From 2014, she signed up with Chicago Red Stars and played until 2017. Up to now, Christen has two goals in eleven appearances with her current team. Additionally, she participated in the FIFA Women’s World Cup due to which she missed over eight games.
The following year, she became captain of her team and led her team to remain top scorer with 11 goals. In March 2018 she returned with a three months contract to Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC. Moreover, she debuted with Utah Royals FC in June 2018. Lately, in 2019 she scored a goal in a match against Orlando Pride.
Furthermore, talking about her international gaming career, Christen joined the senior US soccer team after playing for the youth team of the US. She made her official senior debut playing against Scotland on 9 February 2013 and scored her first international goal for the US women team in her debut match.
Alongside players like Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd, Christen was a part of the US team led by Christie Pearce. The team won the Algarve Cup in 2013 and 2015 editions. They also received a winner’s gold medal at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup that was held in Canada.
Since making her international debut in 2013, Christen made 100 appearances and scored 44 goals for the US women soccer team as of 2018. Christen scored on her 100th cap for the national team through the spot-kick in the 3-0 win over Chile.
On May 2, 2019, she became the final 23–player roster for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup—this was her second time to play for the Cup. Likewise, she got named as the 20-player roster for the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament. She even scored in the semi-final against Mexico. After the U.S. beat Canada in the Championship game, Chriten was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.
She got named to the 20-player roster for the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament, which was her second time participating in Olympic qualifying. Similarly, she scored in all three group stage games, including two goals against Costa Rica. She even scored in the semi-final against Mexico. After the U.S. won against Canada in the Championship game, she was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.
Award and Nomination
Christen Press, being a hard-working player, she has won several honors and awards. In 2014 and 2018, she has won the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. Similarly, in the year 2015 and 2019, she was the winner of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. IN the year 2018, she topped the Tournament of Nations.
Moreover, she individually has won many trophies such as Hermann Trophy in 2010, She could win the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year. Moreover, she gained victory to Soccer America Player of the Year Award in 2010
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Christen Press earns almost about $36,000 in terms of yearly salary from her current club. Additionally, her estimated net worth is around $1.4 million.
Press has various endorsement deals with Nike and several other products such as Coppertone, Wheaties, and Hydrive energy drink. Furthermore, she also has an endorsement deal with BMW. She owns a car gifted by the company as well. The talented player is also currently the brand ambassador if Genesis Today. Moreover, she was a part of the Women’s World Cup champion team. Thus, as a reward, Christen along with her teammates received around $400,000 as of the winning bonus.
Regarding the context of personal relationships, Christen Press is not married yet and she is currently single. The information is not confirmed but there was speculation regarding Christen with Nima Majd and Tobin Heath. She was often seen with Nima hanging out sometimes. Likewise, they also visited different places together including Singapore. Both never confirmed their relationship.
Christen and Nima were together in their high school and had an affair as well. There are not many controversies about the brilliant player, as she seems to be able to manage her professional life and personal life as well.
The female football player has an attractive and athletic body as well. Being a player, she is able to maintain her body impressively. Christen Press’ hair color is regular brown. She has a brown eye color. Her height is 5’6″. She weighs 59 kilograms approximately.
She lives a very healthy life as Christen Press is conscious of getting as many nutrients as possible in her meals, According to her, she takes supplements and practices Yoga too.
Christen Press is quite active on social media. She seems to be a travel freak as her posts on social media such as Facebook, Instagram is full of trips to different places. She has already visited various places like Gothenburg-Sweden, Olso-Norway, and other foreign cities.
More precisely, she has 1,266 posts and 761k followers on her Instagram handle @christenpress. Likewise, she joined Twitter in December 2010 and has 531.1k followers as of March 2020. Moreover, Christen is also available on Facebook with over 265.9k followers.