Coming from her third day as a host for FOX Sports’ digital series @TheBuzzer, U.S. Women’s National Team forward and World Cup champion Christen Press shares some of what she loves about her new gig. “I think I was the most excited about putting on normal clothes, being a girl and walking into an office. I never thought I’d like broadcasting—and actually I’m little bit awkward in front of the camera, but I get to hear about what’s going on in sports all around the world and I love it.”
Of course with her contagious smile and vibrant personality, Christen is about as far from awkward as you could get. The 26-year-old Palos Verdes native exudes confidence and enthusiasm, even while maintaining a demanding schedule and rigorous training regimen. Spending a mere 75 days a year in Los Angeles, Christen is used to making herself at home on the road. “Next week I’ll be in Seattle for three days, then Orlando, D.C., New York, back home and then to Philly,” she says.
It’s enough to make your head spin. For Christen, however, this is business as usual. “Typically November would be our off time, but because this is a back-to-back World Cup/Olympic year, we don’t have off time,” she explains. “It’s a little stressful, but it’s also super fun.”
Pictures from the last game of the USWNT Victory game have been added to the gallery. Not only was it the last game of the Victory Tour, but it was Abby Wambach’s last match of her career. Even though the team lost, it was amazing to see the love and respect the team has for Abby. She will surely be missed!
USWNT ‘s tribute to how Abby Wambach changed the game of Soccer.
The USWNT played China tonight at the University of Phoenix Stadium during their Victory Tour. The US defeated China 2-0 with a goal from Crystal Dunn and Christen Press. Picture from the game have been added to the gallery & you can watch Christen’s goal below!
Earlier tonight, the USWNT beat Trinidad & Tobago in San Antonio, Texas while on their Victory Tour. The final score was 6-0 with a hat trick by Christen! You can view pictures from the match below:
Christen Press has been on the ride of her life this fall since the U.S. women’s national team won the World Cup. She shook hands with President Obama, she took part in a ticker-tape parade in New York City — and she and the team are now back in action, playing friendlies as part of a victory tour.
The U.S. women made headlines on Sunday after canceling a match in Hawaii due to unsafe turf conditions, but are expected to play again on Thursday in San Antonio. While Press gears up for the game, she likes to eat this simple pretraining breakfast.
Day and time: 8 a.m. on a training morning
Place: My home in Los Angeles
What I’m eating: Wallaby nonfat organic Greek yogurt layered with Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola, honey, raspberries, blackberries and toasted pecans
Whose recipe: My own original
Why I’m eating it: It’s quick, easy and delicious. I am always on the go and so it’s a big plus not to have to turn on the stove in the a.m. Between the Greek yogurt and the toppings, it’s high in protein and carbohydrates to fuel my workouts. And it tastes like dessert for breakfast!
CHICAGO (Dec. 5, 2015) – U.S. Soccer has cancelled the U.S. Women’s National Team Victory Tour match scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, after a determination that the artificial turf surface is not suitable to hold an international soccer match.
Upon testing the playing surface during the WNT’s training session earlier on Dec. 5, and after all possible options available were considered to get the field in a playable condition, the decision was made by U.S. Soccer to cancel the match.
“We extend our sincere apologies to those fans who were scheduled to attend the U.S. Women’s National Team match in Hawaii,” said U.S. Soccer spokesman Neil Buethe. “Player safety is our number one priority at all times and after a thorough inspection throughout the day, we determined it was in the best interest for both teams to not play the match. We regret not being able to play in front of our fantastic, loyal fans.”
All ticket buyers will be fully refunded. All internet and phone orders will be automatically refunded with a confirmation sent via email. Fans that purchased at Ticketmaster ticket centers will need to return their tickets to the location where purchased in order to obtain a refund. Those who purchased at Aloha Stadium will need to return to the venue ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Those who bought directly through U.S. Soccer will be refunded by U.S. Soccer. Fans with questions about their refund can contact their respective place of purchase directly: Ticketmaster Fan Support at 800-653-8000, Aloha Stadium at (808) 483-2500 or U.S. Soccer at 312-528-1290 or email@example.com.
In November, Grassroot Soccer was delighted to welcome U.S. Women’s National Team Forward, World Cup Champion, Olympian, and GRS Pro Ambassador Christen Press to our site in Khayelitsha, South Africa for a four-day visit. During the visit, Press was able to share her experiences as a world-class footballer with GRS Coaches and participants, while simultaneously getting an in-depth immersion into how our programs work. In particular, much of the visit focused on how Grassroot Soccer is working with young women and girls to address issues of gender equality, gender-based violence, sexual health and HIV, while creating a safe and supportive environment in which to thrive.
Press shared many of her interactions with GRS Coaches and participants via her social media channels during the trip. You can check out her Instagram feed and Facebook page for these personal stories.