New videos of Christen broadcasting on The Buzzer have been released. Check them out below!
Today marked Christen’s first day of broadcasting for The Buzzer! She broadcasted before the Mexico vs. United States match during the CONCACAF Cup qualifier at Rose Bowl. Unfortunately, USA didn’t win but it was a very exciting game to watch. View videos of Christen below:
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I have finally added scans of Christen from the past year! These scans include Darling, Glamour, and Yogadigest. Check them out in the gallery below:
Yesterday, Christen attended PETA’s 35th Anniversary Party in Los Angeles, California. Pictures from the event can be viewed in the gallery below:
Game-Worn Jerseys Signed by U.S. Team from Match vs. Costa Rica on Aug. 19 in Chattanooga, Tenn., Garner Nearly 2,000 Bids; All Proceeds Will Go to Families of the Victims of the July 16 Tragedy
CHICAGO (Sept. 24, 2015) – The autographed, game-worn jerseys of the players from the U.S. Women’s World Cup Team that faced Costa Rica on Aug. 19 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, drew a total of $63,924.05 via an online auction. All proceeds from the unique fundraiser will go to the Chattanooga Heroes Fund to benefit the families of the victims from the July 16 tragedy in Chattanooga in which five U.S. servicemen were killed.
The USA defeated Costa Rica, 7-2, at the match in Chattanooga where the players were led out on the field by members of the military. There was also a moment of silence before the game and the players wore black armbands in remembrance.
U.S. defender Ali Krieger’s jersey drew the highest winning bid of $11,100 while goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris’ jerseys went for $9,100 and Alex Morgan’s went for $7,900. Every one of the jerseys went for more than $750 and averaged $2,779 each.
“We are fortunate to be able to play the game we love and inspire others, and to have the opportunity to help the fund and help the families of the victims is the least we can do,” said Krieger. “We were honored to play for the United States in Chattanooga and to auction off our jerseys to benefit the families of servicemen who do so much for country.”
Players of the USWNT attended the NY Launch Party For FIFA 2016. Check out pictures from the event below! And don’t forget to pick up your copy of FIFA 2016 at your local store!
Christen Press, the 26-year-old professional soccer forward who helped the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in July, explains how yoga and meditation “quiet the distractions” in her life and make her a more dynamic athlete. Plus: Her twice-daily Vedic meditation ritual.
YJ: How does practicing yoga three times a week make you a more dynamic soccer player?
Press: Practicing yoga makes me a happier soccer player. Sometimes, thoughts freeze you. When I’m able to play thought-free, I am more dynamic and natural. This thoughtlessness is something that yoga and meditation instilled in me. There is also a core group of the national team that regularly practices yoga together during camp.
YJ: Are there any particular yoga poses that you use in your training, and why?
Press: The most important poses in my practice for training purposes are hip openers, shoulder openers, and hamstring lengtheners. These poses help me release some of the tension in my back. I enjoy balancing sequences with Tree Pose, Warrior III, and Half Moon Pose. And Rabbit Pose is a new addition that really helps release my neck.
Meet one of Hammitt’s biggest fans, Christen Press. This South Bay native currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars and the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, who recently won the 2015 Fifa World Cup. Christen took the time to talk with us in the midst of the national victory tour. Check out her interview below:
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF CHRISTEN PRESS?
A typical day looks like this: meditate, breakfast, training, rehab/recovery, lunch, yoga, write/interview, then social things/dinner. Unless I’m at home and then there are dog walks and dog playtimes included!
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A WORLD CUP CHAMPION?
We have had an incredible reception from the World Cup and we are so proud!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF PLAYING FOR THE USWNT?
Being challenged every single day.
HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK & LIFE?
Balance is the hardest part of the job. We are away from our family and homes for 250 days of the year. I have so many things I’m passionate about outside of soccer: writing, yoga, meditation, food, dogs, Spanish, children… that I try to bring as many of the things I love with me wherever I go. And I force myself to make time for those things even when I’m exhausted from training and travel. I know that in the end being active and doing what I love gives me more energy than it takes.
Pictures from last night’s game against Haiti as well as the team practicing on September 16th have been added to the gallery. Check them out below!