February 15: Puerto Rico vs USA

Tonight, the USWNT added another win to record! The final score was 10-0 with 5 goals by Crystal Dunn, a goal by Carli Llyod, a goal by Kelley O’Hara, a goal by Sam Mewis, a own-goal forced by Mallory Pugh and a goal by Christen!

Watch Christen’s goal below:

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February 13: United States vs Mexico

The USWNT played against Mexico in their second match during the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers in Dallas, Texas on February 13th. Carli Lloyd kicked a PK which was saved by Mexico’s goalkeeper but the ball rebounded and Lloyd scored. The USWNT ended up with the win and is now secured a spot in the semifinals.

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Also, Christen attempted to score but the ball hit the goal post. You can view it below:



February 10: USWNT vs Costa Rica

Yesterday, the USWNT played Costa Rica in their first Olympic qualifying game at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The USWNT won with the final score being 5-0 with goals from Alex Morgan, Carli Llyod, Crystal Dunn and Christen Press! You can view pictures from the game below as well as watch Christen’s very impressive goal!

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Here are the 20 players Ellis selected to try and get the job done:

GOALKEEPERS: Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS: Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS: Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash)

FORWARDS: Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)

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January 23: Ireland v United States

Yesterday, the USWNT played against the Republic of Ireland at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Christen didn’t start but later subbed for Carli Llyod who had another Hat Trick. Christen also had an assist to 17 year old Mallory Pugh who earned her first cap as well as scored her first international goal! The final score was 5-0.

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Christen Press is a woman very, very familiar with L.A.—she was born in the City of Angels, after all. While the US Women’s World Cup Champion and Olympic probable was born and raised in Palos Verdes, she’s constantly traveling for the game she loves, so calls the world at large her home. As one of the youngest players on the US Women’s National Soccer roster, Christen earned the respect of her teammates in the opening game of the World Cup when she scored a goal, leading her team to a victory over Australia and advancing them in the tournament. Throughout the rest of the tournament, Christen remained a crucial contributor and a leader on and off the field. Even with the USWNT recent “Victory Tour” around the country, Christen has consistently been scoring goals and even had a hat-trick. When the Stanford-educated athlete isn’t on the field, you can find her blogging, meditating, spending time with family or playing with her two rescue dogs. Here, this Olympic hopeful shares her haute secrets to Los Angeles.

 

Where were you born: Cedars Sinai

How long in LA: Born and raised! Until college…

Neighborhood: Palos Verdes

Occupation: professional footballer

Favorite Restaurant: MB Post

Best Sushi: Katsuya

Best dessert: creme brûlée

Best place for a romantic date: Geoffrey’s

Best Sunday brunch: The Attic, Long Beac

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Terrenea

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Cami

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Catbird NYC

Favorite Charity Event: Grassroot Soccer Annual Gala

Favorite Cultural Event: Jazz Fest

Best Pizza: Chicago style

Best Lunch: Abigail

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Equinox

Describe your city in three words: Special, serene, hidden

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Great weather great people great food!

Source: hauteliving.com



Christen & Brad Evans Q&A on Facebook



You can watch the full video here!



Video: First Training Camp of 2016




U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (4): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (8): Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Univ. of Virginia)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (PSG), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City)
FORWARDS (6): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Sydney Leroux (Western New York Flash), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)

Read More: ussoccer.com