One on One interview with Ali Krieger
Alexandra Blaire “Ali” Krieger is an American soccer player and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. Primarily a defender, she is a member of the United States women’s national soccer team and currently plays with Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League, the highest division of women’s soccer in the United States. She first appeared for the United States national team at the 2008 Four Nations Tournament during a match against Canada on January 16, 2008. She has since made 96 total appearances for the team.
Krieger has represented the United States at two FIFA Women’s World Cups: 2011 in Germany and 2015 in Canada. She was part of the defense that held opponents scoreless for a record 540 minutes and helped lead the United States to become 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. She started in all seven matches for the United States in the 2015 tournament, and she played every minute of all six United States matches at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2012, Krieger sustained a serious knee injury during the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament and did not recover in time to be selected to the 2012 Olympic Team. After persevering, Krieger was named to her first Olympic team four years later and participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She became the oldest first time US olympian for womens soccer.