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Ali Krieger's Retirement Celebration: USWNT Honors Soccer Legend

 Ali Krieger's Retirement Celebration: USWNT Honors Soccer Legend

Ali Krieger's Retirement
Ali Krieger #11 of NJ/NY Gotham FC bites her winners medal at the 2023 NWSL Championship at Snapdragon Stadium on November 11, 2023 in San Diego, California(Image-Getty) 

USWNT to Honor Retiring Legend Ali Krieger

Two-time Women’s World Cup champion Ali Krieger, renowned for her historic goals and titles in 2015 and 2019, will be celebrated for her retirement in a pre-game ceremony on Dec. 5 in Frisco, Texas, before the USWNT's match against China PR. The event holds significance as Krieger recently captained NJ/NY Gotham FC to its first NWSL title, culminating her illustrious career.

Having announced her retirement in March, Krieger's farewell match comes after a dream-like conclusion to her professional journey, securing Gotham FC's triumph over OL Reign for the NWSL title. This accomplishment followed her final appearance for the USWNT on January 22, 2021.

Reflecting on her career, Krieger expressed gratitude for the experiences that shaped her as a professional, particularly her time with the National Team. At 39, she played 108 matches for the USWNT, contributing to World Cup victories in 2011, 2015, and 2019. Notable for her defensive prowess, Krieger scored crucial goals, including the game-winner in the 2011 quarterfinal shootout against Brazil.

Her journey included achievements in Germany, where she played for FFC Frankfurt, winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2008. Krieger's impact extended to the NWSL, where she played for Washington Spirit and Orlando Pride before joining NJ/NY Gotham FC in 2021. A trailblazer, Krieger is recognized for her contributions on and off the field, championing issues like pay equity and LGBTQ+ rights.

The retirement ceremony on Dec. 5 will provide fans an opportunity to bid farewell to a soccer legend whose legacy transcends victories and championships. Ali Krieger's impact on women's soccer will be celebrated as she takes her final bow on the field.

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